[whatwg] The issue of interoperability of the <video> element

Dave Singer singer at apple.com
Tue Jun 26 00:33:50 PDT 2007

At 22:18  -0700 25/06/07, Charles Iliya Krempeaux wrote:
>I believe he means "free" as in "freedom" or "liberty".
>And not "free" as in "free of charge" or "gratis".... as you are 
>using the word.
>The words look and are spelled the same but they have very very
>different meanings.
>Anything that is patent encumbered is NOT free as in "freedom" or

I think that depends on what the owner of the patent desires;  that 
can vary from non-enforcement, through a broad no-cost grant, to 
revenue-bearing but non-discriminatory, through to unwillingness to 

David Singer

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