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[whatwg] Removal of Ogg is *preposterous*

From: Robert Sayre <sayrer@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 12 Dec 2007 00:52:07 -0500
Message-ID: <68fba5c50712112152n45e2725as885d2836ffb7b7fb@mail.gmail.com>
On Dec 11, 2007 8:31 PM, Dave Singer <singer at apple.com> wrote:
> That is an oxymoron.  Ogg is NOT a standard;  it
> is an open-source effort.  H.264 (for example) is
> NOT proprietary, but a multi-vendor-developed
> international standard.

A "multi-vendor" effort does not make the codec non-proprietary. For
example, it could be the offering of a cartel.

In this case, you have to pay to use it, so it's pretty clear that it
is proprietary. At least for those of us that speak English as a first



Robert Sayre

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