[whatwg] Removal of Ogg is *preposterous*

Geoffrey Sneddon foolistbar at googlemail.com
Tue Dec 11 10:45:01 PST 2007

On 11 Dec 2007, at 18:15, Manuel Amador (Rudd-O) wrote:

> 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.

That's not what Dave is meaning: If Apple gets sued for patent  
infringement, will you pay however many billion USD they have to? If  
you truly believe there are no patents covering Ogg/etc. then you can  
safely agree knowing that you'll never have to give away any of your  

Geoffrey Sneddon

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