[whatwg] Xiph.Org Statement Regarding the HTML5 Draft and the Ogg Codec Set

Dave Singer singer at apple.com
Thu Dec 13 19:32:25 PST 2007

At 5:13  -0500 13/12/07, Christopher \"Monty\" Montgomery wrote:
>As our intent is not to suprise anyone (especially not the working
>group), I'm attaching a copy of the press statement we've prepared in
>response to the ongoing Ogg-in-HTML5 brouhaha.  An HTML version of the
>same release is now at http://www.xiph.org/press although not all of
>the mirrors may have picked it up yet.

Thanks for the release.

One minor point of clarification; "Despite the MPEG proponents' claims
that MPEG-licensed codecs protect against liability..."

I don't think anyone has said this.  What we have said is that we 
have already assessed the risk/benefit/cost of these codecs and 
decided the benefit is worth the cost and the risk, as we currently 
perceive it.  The equation is dependent on the technology.
David Singer

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