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[whatwg] Removal of Ogg - eyes on you

From: Andrew Harris <harrisaw@vcu.edu>
Date: Tue, 11 Dec 2007 13:15:36 -0500
Message-ID: <475ED3C8.5050505@vcu.edu>
You all have garnered quite the attention over removing Ogg 
Vorbis/Theora as a recommended audio/video codec in HTML5.  Just a 
reminder: the rest of the Internet is watching, and is hoping with all 
its heart that you do the Right Thing here.

http://yro.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=07/12/11/1339251

http://yro.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=07/12/09/2045200

They (we?) also seem to think you have done the world quite the 
injustice in bending to corporate fears over submarines.  It's the fault 
of the vendors for not fully researching their own codecs, before 
putting millions of dollars and man-hours behind implementing such. 
Vorbis and Theora seem to be the safest options in avoiding such things. 
  And they're still technologically competitive!

Specify an open format as your recommendation (or specify simply that 
the format simply MUST BE an open format!), and let the vendors 
implement it thusly.  Don't buy into the FUD - it's a sign of malicious 
laziness and/or outright subversion, on the part of your corporate 
interests.

-Andrew Harris
http://andrewharris.org/
Received on Tuesday, 11 December 2007 10:15:36 UTC

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