[opus] CELT license

Monty Montgomery monty at xiph.org
Wed Aug 1 19:51:34 PDT 2012

On Wed, Aug 1, 2012 at 5:23 PM, John Ridges <jridges at masque.com> wrote:
> Well that's good news. I understand that just because Mozilla decided it
> was OK doesn't give me any cover, but Tim is certainly in a better
> position than me to make that decision since A) Tim actually understands
> how the codec works and B) has a legal team to get approval from. It
> also occurs to me that, irrespective of the IETF, Xiph itself would
> probably not adopt opus if they thought it was encumbered.

More accurately, if there was a credible patent claim against Opus
(that the holder was not willing to license under irrevocable RF
terms), we would immediately remove whatever technique/code/feature
the patent read on.


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