patents on pure math
Using a computing tool to speed up the process does not make doing math patentable.
I'm always happy to see options become available to people, but I refuse to pay anyone for what amounts to patents on pure math, which are invalid. Because a corrupt and broken system grants people patents on pure math doesn't mean I'm obliged to play along.
It was on the front page of HA when I replied to it
And please tell me exactly what parts of mp3 and h.264 aren't based on math..
I could sit down with a pencil and paper and do the calculations to encode and then decode a given set of digital audio samples.. It might take me my entire life to do it for 10 seconds of audio, but it's just doing a lot of math. Using a computing tool to speed up the process does not make doing math patentable.
Quote from: yourlord on 07 September, 2012, 12:26:07 PMAnd please tell me exactly what parts of mp3 and h.264 aren't based on math..It is based on science and research.
No one said anything of the sort.
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What cool linux apps are actually using gstreamer today?
No, the bigger issue is when Linux apps were cool to begin with. ... everyone has to code thier own API.