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.
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RE[5]: Here we go again
by Radio on Tue 26th Mar 2013 15:41 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Here we go again"
Radio
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2009-06-20

Do you really think that ReactOS is hurting Microsoft sales right now?

No.

Otherwise your project would have been shut down (at best; I can imagine you would be in prison or bankrupt in the worst case scenarios).

So if it is soooo difficult, why do you not cut some slack to Google and keep accusing them of "knowingly infring[ing] on patents and releas[ing] it as free software", of "trying to control the internet with stolen art" like a B-movie Fu-Manchu? With, guess what, OSS software.

Or are you too thick to notice the irony? Well, you already are oblivious to the contradictions in your own arguments, so...

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