updated 09:15 am EDT, Wed June 5, 2002
c|net's interview with Steve Jobs discusses the absence of a final licensing agreement with a patent group that holds the rights to MPEG-4, a next-generation compression format for video and audio and the technology used in QuickTime 6, which was released yesterday: "The licensing stuff is getting worked out. It isn't totally worked out yet. Every 'i' is not dotted and every 't' is not crossed, but it's getting there. I have a lot of confidence it will. This is too important not to get worked out. We'll be shipping QuickTime 6 as part of Jaguar, our next major release of Mac OS X, which ships later this summer. I expect stuff will be worked out by then."