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

From: Geoffrey Sneddon <foolistbar@googlemail.com>
Date: Tue, 26 Jun 2007 23:13:55 +0100
Message-ID: <DEE415AD-BF93-4795-9130-C8E3295BDEF7@googlemail.com>

On 26 Jun 2007, at 00:57, Silvia Pfeiffer wrote:

>> So a company which owns a patent on a standard that can bought and
>> read at freedom is just as bad as a company which owns a patent on a
>> standard that has absolutely no public documentation?
>
> If you're talking about Ogg Theora, then you've got your facts wrong.
> First of all, Ogg Theora is not owned by a company.

"So a company [Apple] which owns a patent on a standard that can  
bought and read at freedom [MPEG4] is just as bad as a company  
[Microsoft] which owns a patent on a standard that has absolutely no  
public documentation [WMA/WMV]?"

- Geoffrey Sneddon
Received on Tuesday, 26 June 2007 15:13:55 UTC

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