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[whatwg] The issue of interoperability of the <video> element

From: Dave Singer <singer@apple.com>
Date: Tue, 26 Jun 2007 10:33:50 +0300
Message-ID: <p062408a0c2a6718ac6b2@[17.202.35.52]>
At 22:18  -0700 25/06/07, Charles Iliya Krempeaux wrote:
>
>I believe he means "free" as in "freedom" or "liberty".
>
>And not "free" as in "free of charge" or "gratis".... as you are 
>using the word.
>
>The words look and are spelled the same but they have very very
>different meanings.
>
>Anything that is patent encumbered is NOT free as in "freedom" or
>"liberty".

I think that depends on what the owner of the patent desires;  that 
can vary from non-enforcement, through a broad no-cost grant, to 
revenue-bearing but non-discriminatory, through to unwillingness to 
license.


-- 
David Singer
Apple/QuickTime
Received on Tuesday, 26 June 2007 00:33:50 UTC

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