[Theora] troll or truth ?
meyer at mesw.de
Tue Mar 22 13:56:23 PST 2005
Ole Tange schrieb:
>>a) Xiph never claimed that Theora is patent-free. It is not patent free.
>So the quote: "Virtually every single patented algorithm used in mpeg*
>codecs is also used in theora." is correct.
Yes, but that's about the only quote from that mail that's correct. He
also says "They [the Theora Developers] claim it it is
non-patent-encumbered and thus 'more free'." He must be mixing this up
I think Richard shows a behaviour which I have also seen with many
people using pirated software. He says "I use MPEG4 and not Theora
despite I know that I have no right to use it". That's about as sensible
as saying "I use (a pirated copy of) Microsoft Office and not OpenOffice
despite I know that I have no right to use it". This is an attitude
which may work for most people, but it does not question the motives
behind trying to create a "truly" free video codec.
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