[vorbis-dev] patents and separate entropy coding

Segher Boessenkool segher at wanadoo.nl
Fri Dec 15 19:11:28 PST 2000

Jack Moffitt wrote:
> > That having been said, it would be nice if a patent lawyer were willing to
> > look over the patents and offer an opinion.
> Several have.
> Please people, if you're going to discuss patents, dicuss the patent
> CLAIMS not the patent description.  And please refer to patents and

You're very right about that.

> claims by number.  We need to stop rehashing old patent discussions and
> start new more relevant ones, so that in case there are any problems we
> can at least figure out solutions.


IMHO, as soon as real details are involved, it's better to not discuss
these things on an open list. Call me paranoid, but I think this can work
in our advantage (and, of course, I _am_ paranoid).



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