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[whatwg] several messages regarding Ogg in HTML5

From: Dave Singer <singer@apple.com>
Date: Wed, 12 Dec 2007 11:27:40 +0900
Message-ID: <p06240828c384f7347da0@[10.5.0.225]>
At 2:19  +0000 12/12/07, Ian Hickson wrote:
>
>
>>  I would much rather Apple not implement HTML5 at all, so I can call
>>  Apple out on it in the marketplace, than to let an encumbered technology
>>  be ensconced in a standard like HTML5.
>
>I entirely agree that it would be unacceptable for HTML5 to require
>encumbered technology.
>

++ "without an appropriate grant of license" (I think almost all 
codecs have some encumbrances -- the BBC owns patents in Dirac, for 
example;  the question is the nature of the license.)
-- 
David Singer
Apple/QuickTime
Received on Tuesday, 11 December 2007 18:27:40 UTC

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