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Re: Codecs for <video> and <audio>

From: Nikunj R. Mehta <nikunj.mehta@oracle.com>
Date: Wed, 8 Jul 2009 16:30:16 -0700
Cc: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Message-Id: <6CFD3993-5622-4B03-A6F9-EF41F1320D07@oracle.com>
To: HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
On Jul 8, 2009, at 1:27 PM, Maciej Stachowiak wrote:

> On Jul 8, 2009, at 11:53 AM, Nikunj R. Mehta wrote:
>> Last time I checked, W3C was supported by public funding.
> Actually, the W3C is a consortium funded by membership fees.

I am aware that membership fees pay for a substantial portion of W3C's  
expenses, but it is well documented that W3C accepts funds from non- 
members as well as public grants. Moreover, "members" includes a  
variety of tax-payer funded institutions and hence encompasses more  
than browser vendors.

You may disagree, but IMHO, we carry a responsibility towards the  
general public as stewards of HTML.

On Jul 7, 2009, at 1:52 PM, Ian Hickson wrote:

> I'm not here to make the specs do what Google wants. I'm here to  
> make the

> specs represent what is actually implemented.

While this may have been true of the WHATWG effort, it appears rather  
important that we consider issues beyond vendor desires and  
imperatives. I was trying to make a point that W3C has a mandate that  
goes beyond showcasing existing work and documenting present agreements.

Received on Wednesday, 8 July 2009 23:32:34 UTC

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