[whatwg] codecs and containers

Ivo Emanuel Gonçalves justivo at gmail.com
Mon Dec 10 20:02:59 PST 2007

On Dec 10, 2007 10:54 PM, Dave Singer <singer at apple.com> wrote:
> The w3c staff are, I believe, looking into this whole
> area, particularly with respect to IPR and licensing.  The engineers,
> should, of course, work out what is best from a functionality point
> of view, but the position is heavily influenced by IPR and risk
> considerations as well.

You will understand of course that this thread was not related with
IPR or licensing, but regarding the choice of the container format for
Theora and Vorbis, if either Ogg or Matroska.  And Ogg is described in
RFC 3533 as a patent-free, public domain standard for encapsulation of

It may be, however, as per recent developments that the W3C needs an
independent legal counselor since it seems to be falling under
pressure of some of its corporate fund backers.  If the latter turns
out to be true, it will be a pretty sad day for the Web as we know it.


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