Re: [rtcweb] Codec Draft

Cullen Jennings <fluffy@cisco.com> Sun, 18 December 2011 00:49 UTC

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Subject: Re: [rtcweb] Codec Draft
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On Dec 18, 2011, at 5:14 , Rob Glidden wrote:

> "The REQUIRED video codec should be a royalty-free codec which has been specified by a recognized standards process such as MPEG or other due-process standards group and provide reviewable substantiation of its royalty-free status."

I sort of agree with the sentiment of this but the problem is that it is often not practically possible to figure out if any given codec is royalty free or not and the IETF explicitly does not take on the task of trying to figure out if a given technology actually infringes on a given patent or not. I don't think a requirement like that would really fit inside the IETF process.