Re: [rtcweb] Confirmation of consensus on audio codecs

"Richard Shockey" <richard@shockey.us> Sat, 18 August 2012 18:12 UTC

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Subject: Re: [rtcweb] Confirmation of consensus on audio codecs
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Well nip on this for a while .. a simple search against "VP8 intellectual
property issues" brings up some interesting points.  It only takes one suit.


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From: rtcweb-bounces@ietf.org [mailto:rtcweb-bounces@ietf.org] On Behalf Of
Basil Mohamed Gohar
Sent: Friday, August 17, 2012 4:09 PM
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Subject: Re: [rtcweb] Confirmation of consensus on audio codecs

On 08/16/2012 09:38 PM, Richard Shockey wrote:
> SOOO WRONG .. just do a simple search.  It just hasn't been fully 
> litigated ...yet.
It's impossible for something to be fully litigated.  Even someone licensing
H.264 through MPEG-LA is liable to be sued, as Motorola has taught us, and
the promises from the cartel hold no guarantees for their future.

The condition you are placing on VP8 is impossible to meet and falsely
assumed to apply to H.264.  What is real is that H.264 has a licensing
situation that excludes implementation in a free software context in most
places of the world that will use it, and VP8 does not.

Now, this is a discussion about the audio codecs, but FUD is FUD and needs
to be nipped in the bud.
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