HAL must die!

David Brodbeck gull at gull.us
Wed Mar 16 18:12:11 UTC 2011

On Tue, Mar 15, 2011 at 5:43 PM, Chad Perrin <perrin at apotheon.com> wrote:
> The largest possible paying audience is generally everybody capable of
> using an open standard.

Since we're talking about video, though, it's worth noting that there
don't appear to *be* any truly open video compression standards.
They're *all* patent-encumbered.  Google tried with VP8, but it looks
like that may infringe patents as well.  (It hasn't been settled in
court, so it's hard to be sure, but some competitors are making
rumblings about suing over it.)

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