The Register : Steve Jobs: mystery patent pool to attack Ogg Theora, Cade Metz ⚓

On Thursday, Hugo Roy, an activist with the Free Software Foundation Europe, sent an email to Steve Jobs in response to the Apple CEO’s much-discussed open letter on Adobe Flash. The note praised Jobs for his letter – in which he reiterated the company’s commitment to HTML5 and other « open standards » – but Roy also made a point of telling Jobs that such talk of open standards should not include H.264. [...]

a truth that doesn’t really respond to what Roy was trying to say in his original note. And he questions why Jobs would even respond. But in recent days, the man has exhibited what would seem to be a compulsive tendency to answer his critics. ®