Mailinglist Archive: opensuse (2634 mails)

< Previous Next >
Re: [opensuse] Microsoft ordered to pay Alcatel-Lucent $1.5 bln in patent case - MarketWatch
  • From: David Brodbeck <gull@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 07 Mar 2007 11:45:18 -0800
  • Message-id: <45EF164E.3080805@xxxxxxx>
Russell Jones wrote:
> You misunderstand. If Vorbis v1.3 (say) infringes a (submarine or
> otherwise) patent, the next version, e.g. v2.0, will be changed such
> that it does not. You just won't be able to play v1.3 files on a v2.0
> player.

That seems like a serious disincentive to designing hardware around the
format, though.  People are going to be unhappy if they spend $300 a new
Yoyodyne Oggmaster music player and it doesn't play their old Ogg
files.  Or if the music player they bought a year ago suddenly can't
play new music.  I'd hate to be the tech support person who had to
explain that one.

-- 
To unsubscribe, e-mail: opensuse+unsubscribe@xxxxxxxxxxxx
For additional commands, e-mail: opensuse+help@xxxxxxxxxxxx

< Previous Next >