[whatwg] Removal of Ogg - eyes on you
harrisaw at vcu.edu
Tue Dec 11 10:15:36 PST 2007
You all have garnered quite the attention over removing Ogg
Vorbis/Theora as a recommended audio/video codec in HTML5. Just a
reminder: the rest of the Internet is watching, and is hoping with all
its heart that you do the Right Thing here.
They (we?) also seem to think you have done the world quite the
injustice in bending to corporate fears over submarines. It's the fault
of the vendors for not fully researching their own codecs, before
putting millions of dollars and man-hours behind implementing such.
Vorbis and Theora seem to be the safest options in avoiding such things.
And they're still technologically competitive!
Specify an open format as your recommendation (or specify simply that
the format simply MUST BE an open format!), and let the vendors
implement it thusly. Don't buy into the FUD - it's a sign of malicious
laziness and/or outright subversion, on the part of your corporate
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