web-m and Fedora 14

Sam Varshavchik mrsam at courier-mta.com
Thu May 20 21:52:21 UTC 2010

Rahul Sundaram writes:

> 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.   

Additionally: Google has a huge pile of cash handy. It's a very good bet 
that they will intercede in any patent-based attack on anyone using VP8. Any 
legal action by a patent troll against anyone using VP8 will be -- and 
rightfully so -- a threat to Google as well. They did not buy out and paid a 
nice sum of cash for VP8 just to sit on a sidelines and do nothing while 
someone gets a precedent that VP8 is patent-encumbered.

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