[whatwg] Removal of Ogg is *preposterous*
Manuel Amador (Rudd-O)
rudd-o at rudd-o.com
Tue Dec 11 17:21:20 PST 2007
El Mar 11 Dic 2007, Dave Singer escribió:
> At 13:09 -0500 11/12/07, Manuel Amador (Rudd-O) wrote:
> >Fact: Vorbis is the *only* codec whose patent status has been widely
> >researched, nearly to exhaustion.
> You are clearly completely unaware of the extensive analysis done of
> other codecs, including those that are licensed.
And all those other analyses have yielded us this stalemate?
> This is getting marginally offensive. [...]
I disagree on the discussion getting offensive. We aren't calling each other
names (for the record, calling a company names isn't calling each other
names, and so far not even that has happened much).
> >And even if Apple gets sued for patent infringement, that doesn't mean
> > that the suit has merits -- experts already looked at the evidence
> > surrounding Vorbis and patentability, and unanimously said "it's clear".
> Cool. Bring them on. We might even *buy* patent insurance from
> them, who knows? Money for jam, right?
Buy your patent insurance from a third party that is not involved with the
research done by the Xiph foundation. Just as we ALSO want a codec that is
not involved in the machinations of the proprietary companies.
> At 15:12 -0500 11/12/07, Manuel Amador (Rudd-O) wrote:
> >And the reason they don't support it is because they have colluded against
> > Ogg Vorbis or FLAC because they free consumers from proprietary prisons
> Thanks for telling us our own situation and motivation. I really needed
> Fact: we ship standard codecs and container formats. I took an iPod
> video to a standards meeting 10 days after its introduction and had
> *5* other companies using their own implementations of MP4 file
> format, AAC, and H.264, make files for it that played. I was and
> remain proud of that; it demonstrates more than any email how
> committed we are to a multi-vendor, open, world.
That is a testament to the value of standards. No one ever said you didn't
make standards. I claimed you made *proprietary* standards. Playpens where
only the big boys get to play and the rest get to pay. But in all fairness,
I should bring up that you also made Zeroconf possible, and that's awesome.
Manuel Amador (Rudd-O) <rudd-o at rudd-o.com>
Rudd-O.com - http://rudd-o.com/
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You would if you could but you can't so you won't.
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