Friday, April 30, 2010

Jobs: Ogg Theora may violate patents

<img align='left' src='http://photos.macnn.com/news/1004/ipad-video.jpg' border='0' width='176' height='120' />Apple chief Steve Jobs has warned in a reply to an open latter that Ogg Theora wouldn't necessarily be the best choice for HTML5 video. Addressing a call by Free Software Foundation Europe to use the open-source codec for plugin-free video, Jobs warned that it may infringe on patents and could face a lawsuit, though not necessarily from Apple. He suggested that H.264 fit the definition of an open standard and admitted it wasn't necessarily what open-source advocates would expect....

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