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[whatwg] Video Tag Proposal

From: Gregory Maxwell <gmaxwell@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 27 Mar 2010 22:06:20 -0400
Message-ID: <e692861c1003271906r4d0f5c44ye57253b57084c933@mail.gmail.com>
On Sat, Mar 27, 2010 at 9:45 PM, Aaron Franco <aaron at ngrinder.com> wrote:
> I can see how it is counter productive in the creation of the specification,
> but the fact that such licensing is being considered for what is supposed to
> be "open & free" is counter productive to the advancement of web
> technologies. I feel we cannot allow companies like Microsoft and Apple to
> take advantage of such patents. Allowing the H.264 to be a part of the spec
> without it being royalty free only gives those corporations more control


Now I understand.   H.264 is not under consideration as part of spec,
and I don't believe that anyone has ever even tendered a serious
proposal that it be considered as part of the specification for
exactly the reasons that you've enumerated.

It wasn't clear to me that you were unaware of this, I thought you
were attempting to propose a way? though, sadly, an unworkable one? in
which it could be considered.

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