[theora] HTML 5 drops open-source video codec

Shayne Wissler wissler at gmail.com
Wed Jul 8 10:12:19 PDT 2009

Has anyone considered that maybe Apple is right, and that in drawing
too much attention to ogg/Theora you are asking for a patent suit? I
mean, with ~40,000 patents filed each year, can you really say that
they are not "encumbered"? It seems like the best way to protect
yourself isn't by technically following the letter of the law, it's
the "mutually assured destruction" tactic of having a huge patent
portfolio so if you get sued you can likely counter-sue.


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