Steve Jobs – #Theora not free, threatened by patent pool

Steve Jobs, responding to a free software advocate suggesting Apple consider implementing “free” video codec Theora:

All video codecs are covered by patents. A patent pool is being assembled to go after Theora and other “open source” codecs now. Unfortunately, just because something is open source, it doesn’t mean or guarantee that it doesn’t infringe on others patents. An open standard is different from being royalty free or open source.