[whatwg] Removal of Ogg is *preposterous*
Manuel Amador (Rudd-O)
rudd-o at rudd-o.com
Tue Dec 11 10:15:50 PST 2007
El Mar 11 Dic 2007, Dave Singer escribió:
> I'm sure that many people would be happy to see a mandate if someone
> were willing to offer an indemnity against risk here. You seem quite
> convinced there is no risk; are you willing to offer the indemnity?
No. Unlike Apple, I don't have a huge patent portfolio. My patent count
reaches the awesome number of *zero*. Would you be willing to offer patent
indemnity to unlicensed users of your Apple AAC audio format? Because I fail
to see why leaving users without a free choice for audio *helps* things. I
dunno, maybe I'm just dumb as a rock.
> Large companies (Nokia, Microsoft, and Apple) have expressed anxiety,
> and are asking (among other things) that an independent analysis be
> done. The W3C staff are, I believe, actively working on the issue.
> I'm sure that they would be pleased to consider whatever background
> material you can offer them.
> I fail to see how asking for an analysis of the problem is giving
> anyone "the shaft", since no decision has yet been even offered let
> alone reached.
The fact that no decision has been finalized is somewhat relieving, because it
means we can still revert to the pro-free stance.
> Did you read the piece that I edited from the discussions at the HTML
No. I just recently enlisted here.
Manuel Amador (Rudd-O) <rudd-o at rudd-o.com>
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