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[Advocate Play Ogg] Re: [Advocacy] persuading mobile phone manufacturers
[Advocate Play Ogg] Re: [Advocacy] persuading mobile phone manufacturers to implement Vorbis support
Sun, 17 Jun 2007 12:18:57 -0400
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Tor-Einar Jarnbjo wrote:
> Alexander van Loon schrieb:
>> Are they collaborating with Xiph.org, or are they doing this
It's more independent than it should be. There is a separate list
> I really hope that Xiph doesn't have anything to do with this.
Chris Montgomery (Xiph founder) has commented on it
doesn't seem to object.
> bring people to use Vorbis instead of MP3 by bashing on MP3, partly with
> invalid statements (you don't have to pay licensing fees for giving away
> MP3 files)
You do if you generate revenue through that distribution
(http://mp3licensing.com/royalty/emd.html). But where does the FSF say
> instead of promoting the advantages of Vorbis
Vorbis is probably technically better, but my understanding is that
Xiph's mission is specifically creating media formats that are not
> What happened to Microsoft as someone showed up and claimed that
> Microsoft violates one of their patents by using MP3 technology can
> just as well happen to someone using Vorbis
Maybe. But if that does happen (if the claim can not be defeated), I
will move on to a new format, and I think the FSF will do the same.
> After all, Vorbis is "under the hood" not _that_ different from
> MP3 and many people seem to expect the MP3 patents to just cover the
> bitstream format and not the actual technologies being used.
How can a patent not be specific to the actual technologies being used?
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