Curious License Agreement

Discussion in 'Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther) Discussion' started by rendezvouscp, May 26, 2004.

  1. rendezvouscp macrumors 68000

    Aug 20, 2003
    Long Beach, California
    I was just wondering what this meant in Apple's license for Mac OS X, I read it when updating to 10.3.4.
  2. Makosuke macrumors 603

    Aug 15, 2001
    The Cool Part of CA, USA
    That's an amusing clause, though it probably would make sense if you understood the licencing scheme of the Quicktime codec it relates to.

    Most likely it has to do with the recent 3GPP additions to Quicktime that allow a lot of crossover between content on cellphones. Apple probably had to licence some codec or part of a codec, and whatever cellphone organization owns it requires a clause like that before the'll licence the codec, to prevent "rogue" cellphone providers or people creating their own mini cellular networks or something like that.

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