[Linux-aus] Fwd: Ogg Vorbis and Theora removed from HTML5

James Purser purserj at k-sit.com
Sun Dec 16 09:22:57 UTC 2007

On Sun, 2007-12-16 at 20:09 +1100, Michael Chesterton wrote:
> Annoyingly I can't find a reference, but I read somewhere the text  
> removed was
> replaced with something that was stronger in support for open,  
> unencumbered
> formats.

The first entry on Conrad Parkers (http://blog.kfish.org/) blog might be
what you were looking for.

I've included the relevant bit:

However, the change didn't turn out to be so bad after all. The new text

        ...; we need a codec that is known to not require per-unit or
        per-distributor licensing, that is compatible with the open
        source development model, that is of sufficient quality as to be
        usable, and that is not an additional submarine patent risk for
        large companies.

James Purser
0406 576 553

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