[whatwg] Ogg content on the Web

ryan ryan at theryanking.com
Wed Dec 12 09:43:01 PST 2007

On Dec 12, 2007, at 6:23 AM, David Gerard wrote:

> FWIW, Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons only allow unencumbered formats
> on the site. Video MUST be Ogg Theora. Compressed audio better be Ogg.
> wikipedia.org is something like #8 in the world at present, so this is
> set to be a significant content repository actually used by people. A
> video tag which can be relied upon to support the format in at least
> Firefox would be enormously helpful to us and our readers.
> So far we have had zero patent trolls come calling. I wonder why  
> that is.

Because the Wikimedia Foundation doesn't have much money. Patent  
trolls are opportunistic, not idealistic.


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