11th July 2007
For once I actually feel sorry for M$! Although I despise them and their foul way of doing business, I think they actually tried to do the right thing here. I think they could have done better research however to avoid the situation.
And if they had used the excellent open source OGG system, they wouldn't have had a problem.
And if they hadn't pushed through innovation-killing software patents that only serve to destroy new technology and fill the pockets of big companies with little or no input to development it wouldn't have happened at all.
Even "hardware lock-in" Apple have the sense to use open source software.