El Mar 11 Dic 2007, Dave Singer escribió: > I'm sure that many people would be happy to see a mandate if someone > were willing to offer an indemnity against risk here. You seem quite > convinced there is no risk; are you willing to offer the indemnity?
No. Unlike Apple, I don't have a huge patent portfolio. My patent count reaches the awesome number of *zero*. Would you be willing to offer patent indemnity to unlicensed users of your Apple AAC audio format? Because I fail to see why leaving users without a free choice for audio *helps* things. I dunno, maybe I'm just dumb as a rock. > > Large companies (Nokia, Microsoft, and Apple) have expressed anxiety, > and are asking (among other things) that an independent analysis be > done. The W3C staff are, I believe, actively working on the issue. > I'm sure that they would be pleased to consider whatever background > material you can offer them. > > I fail to see how asking for an analysis of the problem is giving > anyone "the shaft", since no decision has yet been even offered let > alone reached. The fact that no decision has been finalized is somewhat relieving, because it means we can still revert to the pro-free stance. > > Did you read the piece that I edited from the discussions at the HTML > meeting? No. I just recently enlisted here. -- Manuel Amador (Rudd-O) <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> Rudd-O.com - http://rudd-o.com/ GPG key ID 0xC8D28B92 at http://wwwkeys.pgp.net/
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