[whatwg] Video codec requirements changed
cramhead at gmail.com
Tue Jan 8 09:42:32 PST 2008
Is there a codec, potentially old or not currently functioning, that is
free and that could be freely modified/improved to make a new free codec
that Apple and Nokia and others would not challenge? Potentially, some
funding could be donated by groups like the FSF or commercial players?
On Jan 7, 2008 1:12 PM, Manuel Amador (Rudd-O) <rudd-o at rudd-o.com> wrote:
> If you need to pay ¢1 for copies distributed, then it isn't royalty free
> it can't be on the standard as a requirement. Flat fee is not royalty
> YES, I MEANT BEING ABLE TO USE IT WITHOUT PAYING ANY KIND OF FEE.
> Am I too daft for my words to be understood?
> El Lunes 07 Ene 2008, escribió:
> > On Jan 7, 2008 7:36 PM, Manuel Amador (Rudd-O) <rudd-o at rudd-o.com>
> > > Out of the question, it must be royalty-free. That's one of the
> > > requirements, so unless you can convince the holder to go RF, no
> > Did you even read what I wrote?
> > >>RAD doesn't charge royalties - period. You pay one flat-fee to use
> > >>or Smacker in your product.
> > If you mean being able to use it without paying _any kind_ of fee,
> > that's another thing.
> > Royalty: a sum of money paid to a patentee for the use of a patent or
> > to an author or composer for _each_ copy of a book sold or for _each_
> > public performance of a work.
> > And about your last sentence.. As I said:
> > >>It might be worth trying to contact RAD and see if this could be a
> > walkable road.
> > -- Federico BP
> Manuel Amador (Rudd-O) <rudd-o at rudd-o.com>
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