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

Basil Mohamed Gohar abu_hurayrah at hidayahonline.org
Fri May 21 13:02:28 PDT 2010

On 05/21/2010 03:58 PM, Shayne Wissler wrote:
> 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
> that.
> Shayne
I think there's no one on this list that wouldn't agree with you, and to
quote gmaxwell (though perhaps out of context and generous amounts of
paraphrasing), these approaches are not mutually exclusive.

WebM will serve a great purpose for in the time being, meanwhile, we
need to continue to campaign against the broken patent system.  I am in
favor of complete abolition of it, personally, because it doesn't work
in this day-and-age and brings little if any benefit.

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