[theora] Some questions about Theora IP

Maciej Stachowiak mjs at apple.com
Sat Jul 4 14:57:37 PDT 2009

Hey Monty,

If I may tack on another question:

5) Would xiph.org be willing to consider standardizing Theora through  
an organization like SMPTE? I believe this would require many of the  
potential holders of possibly overlapping patents to formally take a  

On Jul 4, 2009, at 11:29 AM, xiphmont at xiph.org wrote:

> Hi Maceij,
> This got asked to me from a few different directions, so I'll reply to
> you and the list.  Chris Double sent the question first, so I'll just
> paste the reply:
> "Heh, why do these things always get asked the day before a long
> holiday weekend :-)  The lawyers were gone yesterday!
> "More seriously, I'm going to pop this one past the SFLC (and it will
> be a little while probably, as our main contact in the SFLC really did
> leave on vacation yesterday) just to be sure before saying anything
> 100% official, but I'm not too worried about it.  I'm going to ask
> first only because no one has asked the question in that exact form
> before, and given that it's Apple, I want to have a lawyer's name
> behind the response."
> Monty

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