Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 30th Apr 2010 21:40 UTC, submitted by Helge
Legal Well, this certainly explains a whole lot. Both Apple and Microsoft have stated that the legality of Theora is highly debatable, and as it turns out, they knew more than we do - most likely courtesy of their close involvement with the MPEG-LA. Responding to an email from Free Software Foundation Europe activist Hugo Roy, Steve Jobs has stated that a patent pool is being assembled to go after Theora. Update: Monty Montgomery of Xiph (Ogg and Theora's parent organisation) has responded on Slashdot: "If Jobs's email is genuine, this is a powerful public gaffe ('All video codecs are covered by patents'). He'd be confirming MPEG's assertion in plain language anyone can understand. It would only strengthen the pushback against software patents and add to Apple's increasing PR mess. Macbooks and iPads may be pretty sweet, but creative individuals don't really like to give their business to jackbooted thugs."
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you wanna go deep, i'll take you deep
by rebel787 on Sat 1st May 2010 16:29 UTC
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"You wanna go D.E.E.P., I'll take ya D.E.E.P.
You know you fucked up when you let my mind creep
Deeper than the page of a book let me look
You let me hit the stage now I got my folks hooked like D.E.E.P" - quote from OUTKAST

There's a LOT more to this than codecs. updated UBUNTU, Fedora and the rest of Linux disto's are about to get released. UBUNTU already here and the desktop experience from my current 9.10 is awesome! Linux Distro's rule especially since moving to consoles for gaming fix.

I was against the dumb down devices like ipad etc. Hmmm and Windows was like a super villain that just won't stay dead.
With netbooks, ipad's and the now dead courier + super cool consoles (purely thinking games here - damn sony!) ... well, LINUX distro's is kicking ass ;)

Never before did I feel such hope and not just hope but in-your-face pc desktop joy.

The uneasiness had to return. freakin hell.
Why does everything need to be a battle. can't we all just get along?

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