The Opus codec is an audio codec that
was designed from the beginning to avoid existing patents in the field and
be royalty-free for all users. It was standardized by the IETF in 2012 as
Now a company called Vectis (“a premier“) is collecting
full-suite IP licensing and consultancy boutique
patents that are claimed to read on Opus as a way of demanding
royalties on its use. “The planned Opus program will focus on hardware devices and will not be“. (Thanks to Paul Wise).
directed towards open-source software, applications, services, or