Correct, Nokia was pushing for a high-quality video codec and when offered crap as alternative
they went for the "nothing at all" option instead. When you say "some form of supply should
better be decided upon" you assume that any supplied solution will be good enough and
acceptable to all players. This is not the case.
My opinion on the matter is completely irrelevant. Settling on an inferior codec just will
not work, no matter how much wishful thinking we apply. Better alternatives without patent
encumbrances will not fall from the sky. So it is going to be something patent-encumbered or
nothing at all. It may be a sad fact, but nonetheless it is a fact.
To put things in slightly more graphic terms: When you are looking for an automobile and
somebody offers you a tricycle instead, will you settle for it until there is a better
alternative or will you keep demanding a car and keep looking for car providers elsewhere?