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[whatwg] The issue of interoperability of the <video> element

From: Maik Merten <maikmerten@gmx.net>
Date: Tue, 26 Jun 2007 11:45:32 +0200
Message-ID: <4680E03C.4030400@gmx.net>
Silvia Pfeiffer schrieb:
>> So a company which owns a patent on a standard that can bought and
>> read at freedom is just as bad as a company which owns a patent on a
>> standard that has absolutely no public documentation?
> 
> If you're talking about Ogg Theora, then you've got your facts wrong.
> First of all, Ogg Theora is not owned by a company.
> It is open source and sourceode is the best and most accurate public
> documentation you can get.
> And if you try google, you'll find a lot of additional documentation,
> such as this detailed explanation:
> http://www.xiph.org/theora/doc/Theora_I_spec.pdf
> and the Theora FAQ http://theora.org/theorafaq.html
> 
> But I may have misunderstood what you were alluding to.

Well, I assume he's referring to "Apple, Inc. is no better than
Microsoft" - meaning that Microsoft is the patent-owning entity which
publishes no documentation.


Maik Merten
Received on Tuesday, 26 June 2007 02:45:32 UTC

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