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[whatwg] Video Tag Proposal

From: Monty Montgomery <xiphmont@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 31 Mar 2010 04:26:47 -0400
Message-ID: <t2w806dafc21003310126p16e47f8dyea0d03b77ef96c2f@mail.gmail.com>
> It's from speaking to people at companies who've been bitten by this.
> (It works something like "you will be ineligible for this substantial
> discount if you implement Vorbis.") No quotable citation, sorry.

It's the loophole that makes RAND potentially meaningless.  Everyone
supposedly pays a 'non-discriminitory' base 'fair' price for licensing
that is rather high, but just about everyone who 'plays nice' gets a
substantial discount.  Compete with a pool member and watch the
'discount' evaporate.

Ironically, this practice also led directly to some of Vorbis's early
funding, though it mostly cuts the other way.

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