[whatwg] Codecs (was Re: Apple Proposal for Timed Media Elements)

Christian F.K. Schaller christian at fluendo.com
Fri Mar 23 04:41:31 PDT 2007

Hi Bjoern,
There is a w3c policy in place regarding this:

Since I assume you knew about that I guess your claim about no guarantee
is more about 'there might be submarine patents', yes this is true. But
there is a major difference to a standard falling victim to such and
actively incorporating royalty bearing patented technology.

And for SVG I have been on the SVG-w3c mailing list and at least there
seems to be no clamor for removing it from the proposed spec. But sure
enough it hasn't been finally approved.


On Fri, 2007-03-23 at 11:49 +0100, Bjoern Hoehrmann wrote:
> * Christian F.K. Schaller wrote:
> >All w3c standards are royalty free and there is no reason why this
> >proposal should be different in that regard. And as Håkon Wium Lie
> >pointed out in another email, the latest SVG standard already mandates
> >Vorbis support, so half of what is needed is already specified in
> >another major web standard.
> Neither is true, there is no gurantee for the former, and the latter
> would be more accurately characterized as, in 2004 there was a pro-
> posal to mandate Vorbis support in a possible future SVG 1.2 "Full"
> Recommendation.
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