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[8]: costs
by _LH_ on Tue 2nd Feb 2010 11:18 UTC in reply to "RE[7]: costs"
_LH_
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2005-07-20


You have swallowed the FUD.

There are no parts of VP3 that are patented by someone other than On2.


No. There are no *known* patents other than those hold by On2. The only way to prove that there are no other patents would be to read all valid patents and consider whether those could apply to VP3.

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RE[9]: costs
by lemur2 on Tue 2nd Feb 2010 11:47 in reply to "RE[8]: costs"
lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

"
You have swallowed the FUD.

There are no parts of VP3 that are patented by someone other than On2.


No. There are no *known* patents other than those hold by On2. The only way to prove that there are no other patents would be to read all valid patents and consider whether those could apply to VP3.
"

No, there is another way to tell.

If there were any patents at all that could be held in some way against Theora, no matter how useless in and of themselves as technology, such patents could be sold now for an absolute fortune to almost any of these companies:

http://www.mpegla.com/main/programs/AVC/Pages/Licensors.aspx

The fact that there has been no such a transaction, and that the companies on the above list have been reduced to vague FUD spreading about mythical possible patents (such as your own posts on this sub-thread), tells us without a shadow of doubt that no such patents exist.

Edited 2010-02-02 12:06 UTC

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