[html5] OGG in HTML5
jharry at lapcat.org
Tue Dec 11 08:06:16 PST 2007
Let freedom ring. I agree 100% that open free software should be used
in the creation of a standard. One thing to remember, HTML is created
by people who can be bought, and it is clearly what has happened here.
> I am a webdeveloper and a fierce supporter of opensource. I was under
> the impression the standards were being designed in the same opensource
> spirit, but I may have been wrong. Setting OGG as the de facto standard
> is the best idea i've heard in a long time, and now it's all coming down
> because a few companies (some of which are known for their vendor
> lock-in tactics) want to keep their empire.
> I am not saying that ogg should be enforced onto anyone, if nokia wishes
> to keep using a different format, no problem, but by making it a
> standard, we at least know that ogg will be supported by all
> (standards-compatible) browsers, and as such it can be deployed by those
> who are opposed to vendor lock-in or monopoly positions.
> OGG is the choice of freedom, enabling that freedom for all
> webdevelopers is a must in my opinion, although in the same spirit, it
> can not be enforced upon anyone, therefor the original text stating it
> "should" instead of it "must" is probably the best way to go.
> Freedom for those who choose, the alternative for the rest.
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