Re: [rtcweb] Proposal for H.263 baseline codec

Basil Mohamed Gohar <> Thu, 29 March 2012 14:25 UTC

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On 03/29/2012 10:20 AM, Stephan Wenger wrote:
> The second part of your sentence may or may not be true, depending on your
> relationship with google, your willingness to use the webm implementation
> in unchanged form, and other factors.  Please see the webm license
> conditions, which AFAIK can be found here:
Correct.  I think you are referring to this part, explicitly:
> If you or your agent or exclusive licensee institute or order or agree
> to the institution of patent litigation against any entity (including
> a cross-claim or counterclaim in a lawsuit) alleging that this
> implementation of VP8 or any code incorporated within this
> implementation of VP8 constitutes direct or contributory patent
> infringement, or inducement of patent infringement, then any patent
> rights granted to you under this License for this implementation of
> VP8 shall terminate as of the date such litigation is filed.
Perhaps I assumed that that is a very reasonable part of the license. 
That is, if you are suing someone alleging a patent infringement within
VP8, you are no longer granted the license to use VP8's patented
technologies that Google owns.