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[whatwg] Chipset support is a good argument

From: Sam Kuper <sam.kuper@uclmail.net>
Date: Sun, 5 Jul 2009 22:27:09 +0100
Message-ID: <4126b3450907051427t40d2e8c9rdb417816500efd0@mail.gmail.com>
2009/7/5 Ian Hickson <ian at hixie.ch>
> On Sun, 5 Jul 2009, Eric Flores wrote:
> [...]
> > On the other side, I'm firmly convinced that some vested interest could
> > lobby and even pay the chipmakers for having them not adding support to Ogg.
> > This is a free market, isn't it?
>
> As you say, it's a free market. If people want Theora chips, then it's
> likely that they will become available. For that to happen there has to be
> some demand for Theora support, though, which the spec's can't generate.

I think that if Theora support is recommended in HTML5, this *will*
generate demand, since content producers and (most) browser vendors
alike will take advantage of it. Chips may well, in that scenario,
become available.

Sam
Received on Sunday, 5 July 2009 14:27:09 UTC

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