[whatwg] Removal of Ogg is *preposterous*
sd at sven-drieling.de
Tue Dec 11 06:50:46 PST 2007
Am Dienstag, 11. Dezember 2007 09:27 schrieb Manuel Amador (Rudd-O):
> Ian, revert. This compromise on basic values is unacceptable,
> *whatever* the practical reasons you have deemed to compromise for. If
> you don't revert, you will be giving us independent authors the shaft.
> And we will remember it forever.
This is a part of a bigger problem.
Today an important part of our culture is stored digitally. To not
lose this culture for coming generations it's necessary to have
fileformats and codecs for text, images, audio, video, ... that
could be used free independent of specific computersystems
For example an UNESCO World Heritage Committee for fileformats
- Choose usable fileformats and codecs
- Set a deadline
- After this deadline it's not allowed to claim any kind
of rights to this fileformats and codecs to avoid
problems like with JPEG in the past.
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