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Re: [opensuse] Microsoft ordered to pay Alcatel-Lucent $1.5 bln in patent case - MarketWatch
  • From: David Brodbeck <gull@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 01 Mar 2007 11:11:39 -0800
  • Message-id: <45E7256B.2030908@xxxxxxx>
Russell Jones wrote:
> 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.


They are not *known* to be patent-encumbered.  It doesn't mean someone
couldn't pop up with a "submarine patent" that happens to cover them. 
It's unlikely but it does happen.  Right now it wouldn't be worthwhile,
though, because no one with deep pockets is supporting Ogg.
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