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[whatwg] Ogg content on the Web

From: ryan <ryan@theryanking.com>
Date: Wed, 12 Dec 2007 09:43:01 -0800
Message-ID: <0BC2F08A-976B-4F4F-A766-17453ACF502B@theryanking.com>
On Dec 12, 2007, at 6:23 AM, David Gerard wrote:

> FWIW, Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons only allow unencumbered formats
> on the site. Video MUST be Ogg Theora. Compressed audio better be Ogg.
>
> wikipedia.org is something like #8 in the world at present, so this is
> set to be a significant content repository actually used by people. A
> video tag which can be relied upon to support the format in at least
> Firefox would be enormously helpful to us and our readers.
>
> So far we have had zero patent trolls come calling. I wonder why  
> that is.

Because the Wikimedia Foundation doesn't have much money. Patent  
trolls are opportunistic, not idealistic.

-ryan
Received on Wednesday, 12 December 2007 09:43:01 UTC

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