[vorbis] Is this just anti-Ogg FUD?
xiphmont at xiph.org
Thu Dec 26 21:25:31 PST 2002
On Thu, Dec 26, 2002 at 05:00:04PM -0500, Ross Vandegrift wrote:
> > [Ogg is not free from patents.] The entire concept of a phsychoacustical
> > model or a perceptual model for endcoding the material (not just the
> > encoding step itself) is covered under at least 50 different patents by
> > companies world wide, and rightfully so ...
> This is one point where your friend is correct. AT&T started the
> research that lead to perceptual encoding over 50 years ago.
No, it started long before that. The earliest papers I read in Vorbis
research were from the 1920s.
> methods used in Vorbis compression. In fact, someone from Thompson
> Multimedia was at some point sure enough of that fact to discuss it in
> an interview. I am not a patent lawyer - if you're concerned about
> this, you should contact an attorny.
It was Henri Linde, and he was mouthing off without knowing. He
admitted as such in a later interview. Thomson backed way off that
comment, but as we see above, only the original remark made any
impression. No one read the retraction.
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