[Members] XSF roadmap

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at stpeter.im
Thu Dec 2 17:19:06 CST 2010

On 12/2/10 10:51 AM, jehan at zemarmot.net wrote:
> Hi,
> On Wed, 01 Dec 2010 09:24:26 -0700, Peter Saint-Andre
> <stpeter at stpeter.im> wrote:
>> On 11/20/10 3:47 AM, Alexander Gnauck wrote:
>>> Most people use Skype because it A) just works and B) has excellent
>>> voice quality. We can fix A with interop testing, but I don't know how
>>> we can fix B. Is somebody on the list which has experience with free
>>> codecs?
>> Eventually, Opus will be what most people use, I think:
>> http://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-ietf-codec-opus
> From what I have seen (cf. my previous email in the same thread),
> though drafted as a IETF standard, Opus seems to have some patent
> issues as Skype is keeping a lot of patent threats on SILK, used in
> Opus (like asserting the patents against anyone who sue them, even on
> unrelated products as there is no precision about this point).

I admit that I haven't had time to keep track of the CODEC WG, so I
don't know the status.

> Isn't there a problem about such licensing for the IETF?

Typically, yes. But it's up to the WG to decide how it wants to proceed.


Peter Saint-Andre

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