Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 25th Mar 2013 21:09 UTC
Legal Late last week, Nokia dropped what many consider to be a bomb on the WebM project: a list of patents that VP8 supposedly infringes in the form of an IETF IPR declaration. The list has made the rounds around the web, often reported as proof that VP8 infringes upon Nokia's patents. All this stuff rang a bell. Haven't we been here before? Yup, we have, with another open source codec called Opus. Qualcomm and Huawei made the same claims as Nokia did, but they turned out to be complete bogus. As it turns out, this is standard practice in the dirty business of the patent licensing industry.
Permalink for comment 556642
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE[2]: Here we go again
by gedmurphy on Tue 26th Mar 2013 09:24 UTC in reply to "RE: Here we go again"
gedmurphy
Member since:
2005-12-23

I'm sure ReactOS tramples on all sorts of patents.
However ReactOS is a research project, it's not being sold and it's certainly not being used to compete with any patent holders.

I may not agree with some of the more crazy software patents issued by the USPO, but I would certainly try to respect them. Google knowingly infringes on patents, releases it as free software and then tries to control the internet with its stolen art.

Edited 2013-03-26 09:25 UTC

Reply Parent Score: 0