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[whatwg] Xiph.Org Statement Regarding the HTML5 Draft and the Ogg Codec Set

From: Dave Singer <singer@apple.com>
Date: Fri, 14 Dec 2007 12:32:25 +0900
Message-ID: <p06240856c387a92ebc07@[]>
At 5:13  -0500 13/12/07, Christopher \"Monty\" Montgomery wrote:
>As our intent is not to suprise anyone (especially not the working
>group), I'm attaching a copy of the press statement we've prepared in
>response to the ongoing Ogg-in-HTML5 brouhaha.  An HTML version of the
>same release is now at http://www.xiph.org/press although not all of
>the mirrors may have picked it up yet.

Thanks for the release.

One minor point of clarification; "Despite the MPEG proponents' claims
that MPEG-licensed codecs protect against liability..."

I don't think anyone has said this.  What we have said is that we 
have already assessed the risk/benefit/cost of these codecs and 
decided the benefit is worth the cost and the risk, as we currently 
perceive it.  The equation is dependent on the technology.
David Singer
Received on Thursday, 13 December 2007 19:32:25 UTC

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