[whatwg] The truth about Nokias claims
giecrilj at stegny.2a.pl
Sat Dec 15 03:42:10 PST 2007
Dnia 15-12-2007, So o godzinie 21:14 +1100, Shannon pisze:
> > They are not easy ways forward, I agree.
> > How would _you_ recommend addressing Apple's requirements while still
> > addressing the requirements of the rest of the community?
> I would recommend that Apple and Nokia follow the example set by
> Goomplayer (and others) by allowing users to download codecs on-demand
> from third-party providers (like Sourceforge).
If I were Apple, I would not want my product to be contaminated by rogue
code and zombified. In case that happens, I would be held guilty, not
> This puts the risk
> squarely in the users court and better yet allows Safari/Quicktime to
> adapt to new codecs in the future. It may be my foggy memory but last I
> checked Quicktime could already do this. If such a time comes that the
> patent risk is resolved they could bundle it then. However, most media
> players are bloated enough without bundling every codec so it's really a
> win for everybody.
> If this still wasn't enough then they could join a patent pact with
> other large vendors to provide a mutual defense / shared liability fund.
> If Ogg was under threat they'd probably get the FFII to help them fight
> it pro-bono.
Please observe that nobody asked you what you think Apple should do.
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