[whatwg] Google's use of FFmpeg in Chromium and Chrome
dannyb at google.com
Sat Jun 6 18:03:57 PDT 2009
On Sat, Jun 6, 2009 at 8:50 PM, Daniel Berlin<dannyb at google.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Jun 6, 2009 at 7:52 PM, Håkon Wium Lie<howcome at opera.com> wrote:
>> This if statement seems to be true, and I therefore still don't
>> understand your reasoning.
> I've explained my position and reasoning, and we are going to have to
> agree to disagree, because it's clear neither of us are going to
> accept the other's viewpoint.
> My understanding of the example is consistent with the LGPL's goal
> statement at the start: "Therefore, we insist that any patent license
> obtained for a version of the library must be consistent with the full
> freedom of use specified in this license."
> The goal statement, at least to me, makes clear the example is talking
> about obtaining a patent license that covers the library directly, not
> that covers something that uses the library.
Missed a sentence somehow.
My understanding of the example is also consistent with the actual
legal clause in front of the example, and I use it to inform my
position on the example. Taking a example from a paragraph out of the
surrounding context and trying to claim it stands alone seems a bit
strange to me, but i'm just a simple engilawyer.
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