Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 30th Apr 2010 21:40 UTC, submitted by Helge
Legal Well, this certainly explains a whole lot. Both Apple and Microsoft have stated that the legality of Theora is highly debatable, and as it turns out, they knew more than we do - most likely courtesy of their close involvement with the MPEG-LA. Responding to an email from Free Software Foundation Europe activist Hugo Roy, Steve Jobs has stated that a patent pool is being assembled to go after Theora. Update: Monty Montgomery of Xiph (Ogg and Theora's parent organisation) has responded on Slashdot: "If Jobs's email is genuine, this is a powerful public gaffe ('All video codecs are covered by patents'). He'd be confirming MPEG's assertion in plain language anyone can understand. It would only strengthen the pushback against software patents and add to Apple's increasing PR mess. Macbooks and iPads may be pretty sweet, but creative individuals don't really like to give their business to jackbooted thugs."
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by n0xx on Sat 1st May 2010 08:35 UTC
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apple and ms can bite my shiny metal ass for all i care. The web is supposed to be Free, and fuck me if i ever gonna pay a nickle for watching a god damn video on the web...

Now more than ever the time is right to punish those who do us wrong. Don't buy apple, don't buy ms. Choose android & Linux... unfortunately Linux/BSD is the only alternative... If only haiku was ready for prime time... ;)

Be a militant consumerist! Fuck apple and ms right in the rear! For a Free internet. If Theora is not worth fighting for, then we can all just go fuck ourselves an be marry cause Linux will die eventually!

This is the time to come forth and stick to your guns and give the middle finger to both apple and ms....

And bwt, oracle can also lick my balls: YOU. DO. NOT. FUCK. WITH. MYSQL. PERIOD! In the eternal words of the philosopher Duke Nukem: Eat shit and die!

That is all...

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