web-m and Fedora 14

Seth Vidal skvidal at fedoraproject.org
Thu May 20 15:31:52 UTC 2010

On Thu, 20 May 2010, Rahul Sundaram wrote:

> On 05/20/2010 08:38 PM, Stanislav Ochotnicky wrote:
>> On 05/20/2010 03:19 PM, Bruno Wolff III wrote:
>>> Expect a patent fight before the end of this.
>> Excerpt from http://x264dev.multimedia.cx/?p=377
>> Addendum C: Summary for the lazy
>> ... [a lot left out]
>> With regard to patents, VP8 copies way too much from H.264 for anyone
>> sane to be comfortable with it, no matter whose word is behind the claim
>> of being patent-free.
>> ... [a lot left out]
>> Read the whole analysis...seems pretty interesting.
> Understanding and reading patents requires expertise in that area.
> Don't trust engineers to do a good job with that.

And don't go looking for patents that might read on the code you want to 
work on.

If you never know about it your liability is less, aiui. ianal.


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