[whatwg] The truth about Nokias claims
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Thu Dec 13 14:27:21 PST 2007
> Just because AVC is not a standard doesn't mean it's not proprietary.
I think you meant "Just because AVC is a standard doesn't mean it's not proprietary".
"Proprietary" means owned and controlled by one entity. Yes, AVC incorporates patents owned by several companies. But nobody owns it, and anybody can participate in its ecosystem.
> We call proprietary anything that can't be implemented by the whole world without third-party permission.
Even by that unique definition, AVC is not proprietary since it can and is (e.g. x264) implemented by the whole world without permission.
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