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An "enum" for Python 3
An unexpected perf feature
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A look at the PyPy 2.0 release
MPEG-LA is a set of patent pools (and not limited to video anymore, it is more or less every field). Without the patents, it would not exist.
More about the Chrome HTML Video Codec Change (The Chromium Blog)
Posted Jan 16, 2011 7:41 UTC (Sun) by drag (subscriber, #31333)
Posted Jan 17, 2011 1:51 UTC (Mon) by tialaramex (subscriber, #21167)
This isn't just a fairy tale, it happens, and it will probably continue to happen so long as software patents (and perhaps patents generally) exist. When it trips up the Microsofts of this world they just pay up and move on, but if you're a start up you will probably go out of business.
Posted Jan 17, 2011 14:26 UTC (Mon) by clump (subscriber, #27801)
The same argument is true of encumbered codecs after you've 'licensed' them.
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