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Re: Codecs for <audio> and <video>

From: Robert Sayre <rsayre@mozilla.com>
Date: Sat, 4 Jul 2009 15:40:47 -0700 (PDT)
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Cc: public-html <public-html@w3.org>, Silvia Pfeiffer <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com>
Message-ID: <9981184.61071246747247790.JavaMail.root@cm-mail02.mozilla.org>

----- "Ian Hickson" <ian@hixie.ch> wrote:
> Maybe once we're in last call I'll fork the spec
> into an HTML5 and an HTML6 and only do maintenance 
> for HTML5, adding new features only to HTML6.

Actually, the W3C's licensing rules prohibit this kind of thing.


The restriction makes some sense. Otherwise, someone could unilaterally bump HTML's version number, which would be an act of social violence.[1] I am in favor of licensing the body of the HTML5 spec the spec under the most liberal terms, but I wouldn't want the license to allow titling derivative works in a way that would allow them to be confused with the IETF/W3C series of HTML specifications.

- Rob

[1] http://intertwingly.net/blog/2006/02/23/Version-Numbers/
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