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From: David Gerard <dgerard@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 1 Apr 2008 23:38:04 +0100
Message-ID: <fbad4e140804011538m7ad788b2ufacffbc982a61651@mail.gmail.com>
On 01/04/2008, Gervase Markham <gerv at mozilla.org> wrote:
> Robert J Crisler wrote:

>  > From my perspective, and for what it's worth, I doubt that
> > the ideals of the W3C as expressed in <> would
> > result in a situation that would be superior to simply letting the
>  > international standards body for audio and video codecs deal with these
>  > technological areas.

> Your plan would, at least, prevent the "standard" codec being supported
>  on Free operating systems. Meeting as it stands would not
>  prevent this. Therefore, it would be a superior situation.

The actual solution is a large amount of compelling content in Theora
or similar. Wikimedia is working on this, though we're presently
hampered by a severe lack of money for infrastructure and are unlikely
to have enough in time for FF3/Webkit/HTML5.

- d.
Received on Tuesday, 1 April 2008 15:38:04 UTC

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