[theora] Guess everyone saw this already?

Greg Ewing gregory.ewing at univie.ac.at
Wed May 19 11:40:22 PDT 2010

Basil Mohamed Gohar wrote:
> On 05/19/2010 02:24 PM, Jeremy Nickurak wrote:
>> What's the patent status of VP8? That's the one missing piece of
>> information I'm still looking for about whether or not this can work.
> The FAQ on licensing mentions you're protected from patents *owned by
> Google*.  I didn't see any language about patent indemnification,
> though.  Read-up on the website:
> http://www.webmproject.org/about/faq/#licensing
> They say WebM is a royalty-free format, so that's a pretty strong
> assertion, they probably have put some effort into verifying that it's
> not covered elsewhere, but I cannot promise anything.

Of course MPEG-LA don't provide patent indemnification either. And that 
costs real money.

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