[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] Dynamic plugins loading

Luca Barbato lu_zero
Sat Nov 6 18:44:42 CET 2010

On 11/06/2010 01:37 PM, Felipe Contreras wrote:
> I guess you meat to point out "where such license applies only to
> those patent claims, both currently owned by Google and acquired in
> the future, licensable by Google that are necessarily infringed by
> this implementation of VP8". Well obviously; Google can't grant you
> license to use patents of other people. Whether such other patents
> really apply or not is an entirely different question, nor Google, nor
> anyone can say with 100% certainty that no other patents are being
> infringed.

Let's do this homework, pick all the functions used in ffvp8, then
compare them to the function used in ffh264, pick the common ones and do
a patent research on them, discover if there are prior arts in the
patents covering it and check if that had ever been contested in a tribunal.

Patents are annoying since even if there is a prior art, you might stay
safe paying instead of defending in tribunal... =|



Luca Barbato

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