[whatwg] The issue of interoperability of the <video> element
singer at apple.com
Mon Jun 25 02:19:05 PDT 2007
At 10:10 +0100 25/06/07, Gervase Markham wrote:
>Dave Singer wrote:
>>What is more, no-one with deep pockets has yet used the Ogg codecs
>>seriously, and therefore there is no "honey pot" to attract the
>>submarines (hm, do submarines like honey?). This is not the case
>>with H.264 and AAC, as we have made, um, some money using them,
>If you had been making this argument before November last year,
>would you have included MP3 in that list of "technologies people had
>been making money from but which had attracted no submarines"?
Yes, I think so. We are talking about the balance of probabilities
here, not certainty.
>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alcatel-Lucent_v._Microsoft shows that
>this sort of argument about "deep pockets" and "so far" shouldn't
>give Apple much confidence. MP3 was used by a lot of people with
>deep pockets for quite a while before the submarine surfaced.
This is an interesting case, but given that it's under appeal, I
think it would be wrong for us to discuss it here, alas.
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