[whatwg] Video Tag Proposal

Monty Montgomery xiphmont at gmail.com
Wed Mar 31 01:26:47 PDT 2010

> It's from speaking to people at companies who've been bitten by this.
> (It works something like "you will be ineligible for this substantial
> discount if you implement Vorbis.") No quotable citation, sorry.

It's the loophole that makes RAND potentially meaningless.  Everyone
supposedly pays a 'non-discriminitory' base 'fair' price for licensing
that is rather high, but just about everyone who 'plays nice' gets a
substantial discount.  Compete with a pool member and watch the
'discount' evaporate.

Ironically, this practice also led directly to some of Vorbis's early
funding, though it mostly cuts the other way.


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