[whatwg] Codecs (was Re: Apple Proposal for Timed Media Elements)
gazhay at gmail.com
Fri Mar 23 01:35:05 PDT 2007
Not in the EU, no such thing as a software patent.
On 23 Mar 2007, at 04:55, Ian Hickson wrote:
> On Fri, 23 Mar 2007, Robert Sayre wrote:
>> MPEG-4 is proprietary, because it is covered by patents.
> I hate to be the one to break this to you, but CSS is covered by
> HTML is covered by patents, the DOM is covered by patents,
> covered by patents, and so forth. Proprietary technologies are
> those that
> are under the control of a single vendor. MPEG-4 is not proprietary.
> It's not available under royalty free licensing. But it is not
> under the
> control of a single vendor. That is the important difference, not
> the technology is patented or not.
> Ian Hickson U+1047E )
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