[whatwg] more discussion regarding codecs (Was: whatwg Digest, Vol 45, Issue 16)
stewart.brodie at antplc.com
Wed Dec 12 02:27:44 PST 2007
Ian Hickson <ian at hixie.ch> wrote:
> There is no way we can ever guarantee that there are no covering patents.
> Whether a patent covers a technology or not really has more to do with
> what the courts say than with what the patents say. If Apple say they
> don't want to implement Ogg, then we have to find another solution.
> (Similarly -- Opera, Mozilla, et al, don't want to implement H.264. So we
> have to find a solution other than H.264.)
Is there any codec that would satisfy everybody? I doubt it, to be honest.
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