[whatwg] On the use of MPEG-4 as baseline codec

Asbjørn Ulsberg asbjorn at ulsberg.no
Mon Apr 2 14:18:23 PDT 2007

On Mon, 02 Apr 2007 23:08:24 +0200, Kevin Marks <kevinmarks at gmail.com>  

> Well, you missed the cap clause, which would mean that large
> corporations could do this for a known cost, which is how Apple and
> Micosot can distribute this:
> "The maximum annual royalty ("cap") for an enterprise (commonly  
> controlled legal entities) is $3.5 million per year 2005-2006, $4.25
> million per year 2007-08, $5 million per year 2009-10 "

True, but since a lot of today's web browsers aren't manufactured by alrge  
coorperations like Microsoft and Apple, deals like this can't be struck  
and aren't viable for free open source implementations as Firefox, for  

Asbjørn Ulsberg           -=|=-        asbjorn at ulsberg.no
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