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Re: quickcam: "Free VIDEC access campaign", Step 1



At 15:46 09/06/97 +0200, you wrote:
>On Mon, 9 Jun 1997, Hanno Mueller wrote:
>
>> Basically, I want to get the people at Connectix realize that there are
a _lot_
>> of people interested in making the VIDEC algorithm a part of third party
>> drivers. Also, I want to give them a "ready to sign" list of terms for a
free
>> VIDEC licensing policy.
>
>I don't think you will ever get that. Connectix has a patent on VIDEC
>(http://patent.womplex.ibm.com/details?patent_number=5617552). They would
>be very naive if they gave out source code to it ;-)

Hold on a second - if Connectix have a patent on VIDEC then they have
already published the algorithim as part of the patent. So they risk
nothing by telling other people what anyone can find out simply by looking
up the patent.

Ciaran

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