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[whatwg] Codecs (was Re: Apple Proposal for Timed Media Elements)

From: Christian F.K. Schaller <christian@fluendo.com>
Date: Fri, 23 Mar 2007 12:41:31 +0100
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Hi Bjoern,
There is a w3c policy in place regarding this:
http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Patent-Policy-20040205/

Since I assume you knew about that I guess your claim about no guarantee
is more about 'there might be submarine patents', yes this is true. But
there is a major difference to a standard falling victim to such and
actively incorporating royalty bearing patented technology.

And for SVG I have been on the SVG-w3c mailing list and at least there
seems to be no clamor for removing it from the proposed spec. But sure
enough it hasn't been finally approved.

Christian

On Fri, 2007-03-23 at 11:49 +0100, Bjoern Hoehrmann wrote:
> * Christian F.K. Schaller wrote:
> >All w3c standards are royalty free and there is no reason why this
> >proposal should be different in that regard. And as H?kon Wium Lie
> >pointed out in another email, the latest SVG standard already mandates
> >Vorbis support, so half of what is needed is already specified in
> >another major web standard.
> 
> Neither is true, there is no gurantee for the former, and the latter
> would be more accurately characterized as, in 2004 there was a pro-
> posal to mandate Vorbis support in a possible future SVG 1.2 "Full"
> Recommendation.
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