[whatwg] several messages regarding Ogg in HTML5

Dave Singer singer at apple.com
Tue Dec 11 18:27:40 PST 2007

At 2:19  +0000 12/12/07, Ian Hickson wrote:
>>  I would much rather Apple not implement HTML5 at all, so I can call
>>  Apple out on it in the marketplace, than to let an encumbered technology
>>  be ensconced in a standard like HTML5.
>I entirely agree that it would be unacceptable for HTML5 to require
>encumbered technology.

++ "without an appropriate grant of license" (I think almost all 
codecs have some encumbrances -- the BBC owns patents in Dirac, for 
example;  the question is the nature of the license.)
David Singer

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