[Xiph-Advocacy] Response to Nokia position paper

Conrad Parker conrad at metadecks.org
Fri Dec 7 14:31:17 PST 2007


Ralph pointed out the bizarrely misinformed position paper that Nokia
has prepared for the upcoming W3 Video on the Web Workshop:


In particular, it recommends against Ogg Theora, calling it "proprietary":

| Anything beyond that, including a W3C-lead standardization
| of a "free" codec, or the active endorsement of proprietary
| technology such as Ogg, ..., by W3C, is, in our opinion,
| not helpful for the co-existence of the two ecosystems (web
| and video), and therefore not our choice."
| All these alternatives are, in our opinion, preferable over
| the recommendation of the Ogg technologies, based almost
| exclusively on the current perception of them being free.

Beyond simply correcting the licensing information, a constructive
step may be to prepare a response to the
"Possible Requirements for codecs for video over the Web"
section of that paper.



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