Re: [rtcweb] A different perspective on the video codec MTI discussion

David Singer <singer@apple.com> Thu, 14 March 2013 17:30 UTC

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Subject: Re: [rtcweb] A different perspective on the video codec MTI discussion
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On Mar 14, 2013, at 10:18 , Basil Mohamed Gohar <basilgohar@librevideo.org> wrote:

> On 03/14/2013 12:44 PM, David Singer wrote:
>> By the way, open-source and license fees are not in direct conflict;
>> it's the principles that are. To pick a directly-relevant example,
>> there are open-source implementations of H.264 (AVC).  
> This is skirting the issue by using the vague term "open-source" in a
> way that illustrates the discrepancy of the argument.  

I think you'll see that in general I agree with you, in that I said it was principles other than simply open-source that were at work here; you work it out in more detail, to be sure.  (It wasn't me that used the term initially.)

David Singer
Multimedia and Software Standards, Apple Inc.