I thought strong opinions were self-reinforcing. Disclaimer: I didn't read the article, just the title.
I'm ready to go "all-in" with a bet that says the second Google releases the source to VP8, every company with patents on video compression will begin examining VP8 source code for patents. They have their legal teams and engineers ramped up to start digging ASAP and I do believe that's what Steve Jobs means.
Only the real Apophis had better aim and was able to do it in months