[Xiph-Advocacy] Response to Nokia position paper

Ian Malone ibmalone at gmail.com
Mon Dec 10 07:06:27 PST 2007

On 10/12/2007, Ian Malone <ibmalone at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 07/12/2007, Conrad Parker <conrad at metadecks.org> wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > Ralph pointed out the bizarrely misinformed position paper that Nokia
> > has prepared for the upcoming W3 Video on the Web Workshop:
> >
> > http://www.w3.org/2007/08/video/positions/Nokia.pdf

> So they would like to use royalty-free standards, but claim
> without justification that those that exist are not actually
> free?  And coincidentally, royalty free is /not/ one of their
> "Possible Requirements for codecs for video over the Web",
> which just happens to prevent open source use.  One
> wonders how much clout W3C would have these days if
> not for the existence of Mozilla/Firefox.

In fact, in conjunction with the following;
"Thought-out and standardized integration of the codecs into
supporting infrastructure, for example file formats, real-time
and download content transmission protocols, session setup
mechanisms and the like."

You might conclude that they are quite happy (in fact believe
it would be beneficial) to have significant parts of the internet's
infrastructure subject to proprietary[1] control.

[1] Using a definition of the word with some bearing on reality.


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