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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you wanna go deep, i'll take you deep
by rebel787 on Sat 1st May 2010 16:29 UTC
rebel787
Member since:
2007-01-13

"You wanna go D.E.E.P., I'll take ya D.E.E.P.
You know you fucked up when you let my mind creep
Deeper than the page of a book let me look
You let me hit the stage now I got my folks hooked like D.E.E.P" - quote from OUTKAST

There's a LOT more to this than codecs. updated UBUNTU, Fedora and the rest of Linux disto's are about to get released. UBUNTU already here and the desktop experience from my current 9.10 is awesome! Linux Distro's rule especially since moving to consoles for gaming fix.

I was against the dumb down devices like ipad etc. Hmmm and Windows was like a super villain that just won't stay dead.
With netbooks, ipad's and the now dead courier + super cool consoles (purely thinking games here - damn sony!) ... well, LINUX distro's is kicking ass ;)

Never before did I feel such hope and not just hope but in-your-face pc desktop joy.

The uneasiness had to return. freakin hell.
Why does everything need to be a battle. can't we all just get along?

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Tuishimi Member since:
2005-07-06

I guess "they" feel that everyone who uses linux is a thief, even if they (user) don't know they are yet. Linux users simply cannot be trusted to pay for a product and honor licenses.

(This is not MY opinion, it's all I can think of that would explain the behavior of software, video and music retailers/creators).

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nt_jerkface Member since:
2009-08-26

Where is the hell? Chrome for Linux will have H.264. Most of the big publishers like Hulu are going to keep serving Flash for desktop browsers. This big move to HTML5 video is mostly just hype from the tech press. The best thing about HTML5 is that it is giving Adobe some competition. Flash isn't going anywhere.

Edited 2010-05-01 20:12 UTC

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rebel787 Member since:
2007-01-13

Where is the hell? Chrome for Linux will have H.264. Most of the big publishers like Hulu are going to keep serving Flash for desktop browsers. This big move to HTML5 video is mostly just hype from the tech press. The best thing about HTML5 is that it is giving Adobe some competition. Flash isn't going anywhere.


If Theora is chosen as standard, it will obviously be good press for theora but more importantly my friend ...
All OS platforms will in effect be promoting open standards.
Take that idea further. It will be good press for say...hmmmmm... Ubuntu.

Everything was falling into place and someone was having nightmares about this.

Is it that hard to imagine that Stevie might be thinking :"Hell no. Oh hell no. We can't allow free good press on this scale. This is a potential game changer! freakin hell!"

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kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

Where is the hell? Chrome for Linux will have H.264. Most of the big publishers like Hulu are going to keep serving Flash for desktop browsers. This big move to HTML5 video is mostly just hype from the tech press. The best thing about HTML5 is that it is giving Adobe some competition. Flash isn't going anywhere.


If I could add a million points to that post I would; the problem is that many people, including myself, have been suckered into this HTML5 hype (in my case, for no other reason that hatred of Flash because of the issues faced on the Mac) but having learned more about the situation between Flash and Adobe - the only people Apple is screwing over is its own customers.

You're right, Flash is going to hang around for a long time but the RDF from Apple does a mighty fine job making the populace believe there is this rebellion against Flash.

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