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[whatwg] Removal of Ogg is *preposterous*

From: Manuel Amador <rudd-o@rudd-o.com>
Date: Wed, 12 Dec 2007 00:21:58 -0500
Message-ID: <200712120021.58998.rudd-o@rudd-o.com>
> That sounds too accusatory to me. I'd be surprised to find malice,
> immorality, or profiteering at the root. I do think the recent changes
> to the document are supported by weak pseudo-legal doubletalk from
> engineers afraid to get in trouble.
> Don't expect good quality specifications from such a climate.

Look, guys.  I don't think I've explained myself well, partly because I've 
come on too strong.  There is no evidence of malice.  There's also no 
evidence of profiteering.  There *is* evidence of immorality, if you define 
spreading falsehoods as immoral (see "Ogg is proprietary" comment).  The rest 
of the discussion is basically a disagreement on how risky it would be to 
implement Ogg on browsers.  Some of us don't feel it's risky, others feel 
it's too risky to even consider (I understand -- billions of dollars may be 
at stake).

The spec is also very good, overall.

	Manuel Amador (Rudd-O) <rudd-o at rudd-o.com>
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