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Re: Media Fragments Talk to the W3C Semantic Web Coordination Group

From: Yves Raimond <yves.raimond@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 8 Apr 2010 10:10:35 +0100
Message-ID: <h2k82593ac01004080210k2e4bda23x871b060231d8186a@mail.gmail.com>
To: RaphaŽl Troncy <raphael.troncy@eurecom.fr>
Cc: Silvia Pfeiffer <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com>, Media Fragment <public-media-fragment@w3.org>

>> BTW: my demo doesn't work in Safari cause Safari doesn't support Ogg
>> out of the box. Tell ivan to install XiphQT and it will work.
> Thanks for the explanation, I will :-)
>> Sounds to me like MPEG-21 all over again, except done with RDFa -
>> which might indeed be the better approach. I wonder why that couldn't
>> have been done from within W3C and why a new standards body with extra
>> membership fees had to be invented. Do you know who's a member yet and
>> who's driving it?
> You ask exactly the same question that W3C has asked Manu Sporny :-) He is
> currently the liaison between these 2 groups. Basically, it seems that this
> consortium (industrially driven) is afraid to loose control over the
> standard, the license, etc. if this falls into W3C hands (which is non sense
> when we know the W3C patent policy). This consortium has yesterday and today
> a plenary face to face meeting. Manu will come back to us afterwards to see
> how we could collaborate. This consortium aims to have a huge impact in the
> industry. They might rely on W3C efforts (media annotations, media
> fragments) for ensuring the distribution of media content.

Apparently, they do use open technologies instead of reinventing them,
which is very good:


As long as commercial alliances are using open standards, I am happy :)

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