Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 10th Mar 2013 13:07 UTC
Multimedia, AV A few days ago, Google and the MPEG-LA announced that they had come to an agreement under which Google received a license for techniques in VP8 that may infringe upon MPEG-LA patents (note the 'if any'). Only a few days later, we learn the real reason behind Google and the MPEG-LA striking a deal, thanks to The H Open, making it clear that the MPEG-LA has lost. Big time. Update: Chris Montgomery: "The wording suggests Google paid some money to grease this along, and the agreement wording is interesting [and instructive] but make no mistake: Google won. Full stop."
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fosspatents vs groklaw
by TechGeek on Sun 10th Mar 2013 15:38 UTC
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Thats is a hell of a thing saying groklaw is worse that fosspatents. Mueller has admitted to working for Oracle and Microsoft, which makes everything he says suspect. PJ on the other hand has been taken to court and shown that she is completely independent. Thats not to say that she is anymore right than Mueller. But at least groklaw offers the public a service of providing court documents free and in plain text. Fosspatents has no use outside of Mueller's diatribe.

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