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Re: [opensuse] Microsoft ordered to pay Alcatel-Lucent $1.5 bln in patent case - MarketWatch
  • From: Russell Jones <russell.jones@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 01 Mar 2007 11:58:49 +0000
  • Message-id: <45E6BFF9.7010406@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Bryan S. Tyson wrote:
I think not only MS, but OUR WHOLE SOCIETY should wake up and use ogg. When will people decide enough is enough, we refuse to be held hostage by the whims of arrogant patent holders?
Hm. I don't think it's quite that bad. It is hurting the innovation in the US software industry though, IMO. OGG should be more widely used in the way PNG is. Shame MNG never took off, though, otherwise GIFs would really be completely obsolete. Mind you, ISTM that PNG was sufficient to make the patent holder give up trying to enforce their patent.

As for whether the OGG formats are patent-encumbered: as I said before, by definition they are not. They just may not be backward compatible.
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