Freddybear writes: Xiph.org, makers of ogg audio and theora video codecs submitted a detailed proposal to the FTC for the patents workshop. Their proposal recommends changes which would help to eliminate the practice of "submarine" patents regarding standardized technologies.
Top Ten Things Overheard At The ANSI C Draft Committee Meetings:
(7) Well, it's an excellent idea, but it would make the compilers too
hard to write.