Re: [rtcweb] Finishing up the Video Codec document, MTI (again, still, sorry)

David Singer <singer@apple.com> Thu, 04 December 2014 22:36 UTC

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Subject: Re: [rtcweb] Finishing up the Video Codec document, MTI (again, still, sorry)
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> On Dec 4, 2014, at 14:30 , Iñaki Baz Castillo <ibc@aliax.net> wrote:
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> 2014-12-04 23:03 GMT+01:00 David Singer <singer@apple.com>om>:
>> Quite where you see the uncertainty and doubt in the “you MUST implement something which, it is stated, is subject to IPR which CANNOT be licensed”, I am less sure.  Fear, yes, I get that.
> 
> Just to clarify, I'm not in favor of mandating non 100% royalty-free
> codecs in a W3C specification.

I understand and respect that.  I would also prefer not to mandate an RF codec; I just can’t find one.  I don’t like the situation at all.  

I just don’t see the current proposed wording as solving anything, and in fact, it makes the problem worse, not better.

David Singer
Manager, Software Standards, Apple Inc.