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Are Apple's Open Source Theora Claims Patent FUD?

May 04, 2010, 15:02 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)

"There has been a bit of hype in recent days about video codecs and potential patent infringements. My colleague David Needle has published a great story, about an alleged claim made by Apple CEO Steve Jobs that the Theora open source video codec is at risk from vendors that are assembling a patent pool against it.

"Is this all FUD? Or is there something that Theora users and developers need to worry about?

"The answer is quite as clear cut as you might think. At least one Theora developer isn't worried (yet), based largely on the lack of credible evidence so far."

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