[theora] As I've said before...

Shayne Wissler wissler at gmail.com
Fri May 21 12:58:03 PDT 2010

The only long-term security is to fix the corrupt patent system (some
would argue that the only fix is abolishment). To think otherwise is
to delude oneself. I don't object to your schemes to try working
around it, but don't forget that in principle, it can squash anything
you do, and your only safety is to reform the system. That's not FUD,
that's reality.

To whatever extent people believe that they can actually tip-toe
around the patent system is the extent that they are opening
themselves up for a rude awakening. There is no virtue or benefit in


On Fri, May 21, 2010 at 1:52 PM, Basil Mohamed Gohar
<abu_hurayrah at hidayahonline.org> wrote:
> On 05/21/2010 03:48 PM, Shayne Wissler wrote:
>>> Shayne, with all due respect, it didn't really take a lot of insight to
>>> see this coming.
>> So?
>> Shayne
> The important point to take from this is that this was expected by the
> ones that released it and worked on, including the folks at Xiph, so
> steps are being taken to ensure that such claims are, in fact,
> baseless.  In fact, much work has presumably been done already on this
> front.
> The fact that a statement about a patent pool being assembled is made is
> nothing to worry about.  It becomes real when they actually take someone
> to court over it.  Everything up to that point is FUD and marketing.
> It's all talk until something actually happens.
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