Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 31st Jan 2010 14:20 UTC, submitted by lemur2
Internet & Networking Despite the recent interest in adopting HTML5's video tag, there is still one major problem: there is no mandated standard video codec for the video tag. The two main contestants are the proprietary and patended h264, and the open and free Theora. In a comment on an LWN.net article about this problematic situation, LWN reader Trelane posted an email exchange he had with MPEG-LA, which should further cement Theora as the obvious choice.
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RE[4]: Patently absurd
by darknexus on Sun 31st Jan 2010 16:41 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Patently absurd"
darknexus
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2008-07-15

That's your interpretation of it. Trouble is the statement is sufficiently vague as to be interpreted several different ways (typical legal doublespeak, of course). You interpret it to mean the toolchain, but to me it sounds a lot more like they could go after the end users too. It does say anyone in the content chain. Anyone. That's the all important word.

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RE[5]: Patently absurd
by modmans2ndcoming on Sun 31st Jan 2010 19:12 in reply to "RE[4]: Patently absurd"
modmans2ndcoming Member since:
2005-11-09

that is a pretty obvious interpretation of it. It is kind of like interpreting traffic law to say "go on green".

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