> What's worse, there are no hard facts that prove Theora to not infringe any patents. It's
just a popular belief in certain circles.
as a certain member of such circles let me tell you in no uncertain terms that this remark is
not particularly brilliant.
some facts to clear the FUD:
* theora is based on a patented codec (VP3 by On2) donated to the open-source community. a
license for unlimited use has been granted, and a lot of legal babble ensures that this stays
* therefore it has been scrutinized by patent law to some extent and found sufficiently
original that a patent was granted.
* there can never be absolute proof that something is entirely unencumbered by patents. this
is not an argument against theora, but against software patents.