[whatwg] more discussion regarding codecs (Was: whatwg Digest, Vol 45, Issue 16)

Stewart Brodie 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.

Stewart Brodie
Software Engineer
ANT Software Limited

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