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[whatwg] The truth about Nokias claims

From: Jeff McAdams <jeffm@iglou.com>
Date: Fri, 14 Dec 2007 08:34:04 -0500
Message-ID: <4762864C.9010507@iglou.com>
Stijn Peeters wrote:
> Quoting Ian, "[as a codec that everyone will implement] Theora is not an
> option, since we have clear statements from multiple vendors that they will
> not implement Theora.". So, in your wording, multiple vendors will choose
> not to develop one. Writing a spec while knowing beforehand that multiple
> vendors will not implement it conformingly still sounds like a bad idea to
> me :)

That may be.  But misstating that to say that they "can't" implement it
heavily biases the discussion.  They can, but they choose not to.  The
implications for the spec may be similar, but they certainly aren't the
same, and it also paints everyone's actions in a very different light.
-- 
Jeff McAdams
"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a
little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."
                                       -- Benjamin Franklin

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