Conspiracy against Theora video codec?


May 02, 2010 GMT
Oliver Frommel

Again, it is Steve Jobs who is the messenger of bad news (see the previous blog post for more). In a reply an email of Free Software Foundation's Hugo Roy who took the liberty to publish it, Jobs says that someone is going after the free Theora video codec:

"All video codecs are covered by patents. A patent pool is being assembled to go after Theora and other "open source" codecs now. Unfortunately, just because something is open source, it doesn't mean or guarantee that it doesn't infringe on others patents. An open standard is different from being royalty free or open source."

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