Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 21st May 2010 06:49 UTC
Legal Let the spreading of FUD begin! Known patent troll Larry Horn, CEO of MPEG-LA, is clearly feeling the heat - a heat that might set fire to his company's license to print money. After a decade of empty threats towards Theora, the company is apparently putting its it's-impossible-to-create-a-video-codec-that-doesn't-infringe-on-our-stuff attitude into practice once again, by assembling a patent pool to go after VP8. Google, in the meantime, is not impressed.
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RE[5]: What a Joke
by tf123 on Fri 21st May 2010 14:30 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: What a Joke"
tf123
Member since:
2010-01-28

what in Fear, Uncertainty, Doubt says Lies? The best FUD always has an element of truth.

YOU beleive that it is a serious competitor to H.264. I do not. I also am fully aware that H.264 will continue be used for a very,v ery long time in innumerable fields not related to the web whether or not VP8 takes a major hold on the internet.

How is saying "a heat that might set fire to his company's license to print money" not saying that mpegla's ability to go forward as a profitable concern may disappear?

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RE[6]: What a Joke
by Thom_Holwerda on Fri 21st May 2010 14:32 in reply to "RE[5]: What a Joke"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

what in Fear, Uncertainty, Doubt says Lies? The best FUD always has an element of truth.


If it weren't lies, it wouldn't be FUD, now, would it? It'd just be the truth.

How is saying "a heat that might set fire to his company's license to print money" not saying that mpegla's ability to go forward as a profitable concern may disappear?


It isn't. Except you didn't use the auxiliary verb "may" in your previous comment. You used "will", thus implying certainty, even though I did not say such a thing.

Edited 2010-05-21 14:35 UTC

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RE[7]: What a Joke
by voracity on Sat 22nd May 2010 04:56 in reply to "RE[6]: What a Joke"
voracity Member since:
2010-05-22

If it weren't lies, it wouldn't be FUD, now, would it? It'd just be the truth.


Actually, I hate to disagree, but no. For example:

"Robbers, murderers, rapists and child pornographers can all make modifications to the code when it's open source."

I've just done FUD while still telling the truth.

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