[theora] Theora patent question

Charles Iliya Krempeaux supercanadian at gmail.com
Mon Oct 12 10:14:46 PDT 2009

Hello Michael,

Have you tried contacting some of the Apple people who talk on the WhatWG
mailing list?  (One of them might be the "right" person to talk to.)


Just be specific, don't ask on that mailing list.  But you may be able to
find some Apple contacts on that mailing list.

Charles Iliya Krempeaux, B.Sc.

Everything a Web Developer or Web Designer Should Know - http://w3remix.com/

On Mon, Oct 12, 2009 at 9:50 AM, Michael Dale <mdale at wikimedia.org> wrote:

>  Jason Self wrote:
> That page says, "As part of the QuickTime component download program,
> users will automatically receive the On2 VP3 QuickTime Component the
> first time a VP3-encoded video is requested."
> Even if it's third party software, that description makes it sound
> like QuickTime will happily grab it over the internet automagically
> when it is needed.
> Could that be done for Theora?
>  We actually did e-mail and in-person lobbying efforts on several occasions
> to just ~list~ the theora component on
> http://www.apple.com/quicktime/resources/components.html
> but so far no luck.. I imagine it would not hurt if people continued to
> email the request to apple. And or if someone from Apple could "put us in
> touch with the right person"... but we have not had much luck on that front
> either.
> --michael
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