[vorbis] VP3.2 video codec open sourced

Marco Al marco at simplex.nl
Mon Sep 10 03:01:21 PDT 2001

From: "Jack Moffitt" <jack at xiph.org>

> > Is it ok for a Vorbis codec to use patents if the patent holders allow
> > so?
> Absolutely not.  What's to stop a patent holder from _changing their
> mind_.  This has happened with MP3.  Unless each free user/developer has
> a signed patent license from the patent holder, they basically have no
> rights as I understand it.

Either source code licenses are valid contracts or they arent, we all work
under the assumption that they are valid ... so why arent the patent rights
granted in there enough to satisfy you?

They can not retroactively change the license or the rights it grant us.


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