On 11 Dec 2007, at 18:15, Manuel Amador (Rudd-O) wrote:
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
reaches the awesome number of *zero*. Would you be willing to offer
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*
dunno, maybe I'm just dumb as a rock.
That's not what Dave is meaning: If Apple gets sued for patent
infringement, will you pay however many billion USD they have to? If
you truly believe there are no patents covering Ogg/etc. then you can
safely agree knowing that you'll never have to give away any of your