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Patent Pool to Thwart Open Source Codecs

May 01, 2010, 07:04 (10 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ken Hess)

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"Just when you thought it couldn't get any worse in the world of software patents, a reliable source sent me this response from Steve Jobs about a patent pool that's forming and aiming to nail the open source codecs projects. It's enough to make the weak at heart go weak in the knees and stop working on open source projects.

"Here is Steve Jobs' response to the letter from Hugo Roy:

"...All video codecs are covered by patents. A patent pool is being assembled to go after Theora and other "open source" codecs now."

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