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Re: W3C FAQ on DRM and HTML5 ?!

From: Philippe Le Hegaret <plh@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 05 Mar 2012 20:48:17 +0800
To: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Cc: "HTML WG (public-html@w3.org)" <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <1330951697.30650.268.camel@chacal>
On Mon, 2012-03-05 at 10:53 +0200, Henri Sivonen wrote:
> On Sun, Mar 4, 2012 at 8:33 PM, Philippe Le Hegaret <plh@w3.org> wrote:
> > So, we are definitively interested in the space,
> > independently of whether the HTML Working Group is interested in
> > developing a solution or whether it is done in a separate group.
> > Whatever we choose, we will do our best to get the right balance between
> > producers and consumers.
> 
> Does the W3C intend solutions acceptable to the W3C in this space to
> be Royalty-Free per the W3C Patent Policy
> 1) for the parts that are specced at the W3C
> 2) for the entirety of the solution that user agents would need to
> implement in order to interoperate even if parts of the solution rely
> on things not specified at the W3C
> ?

1) is a goal but we would certainly look into 2). After all, we're still
not satisfied with the current situation around HTML5 video and the lack
of baseline RF codec for it. We did 1) but we didn't achieve 2) to our
satisfaction yet.

Philippe
Received on Monday, 5 March 2012 12:48:27 UTC

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