[Xiph-Advocacy] Fwd: [whatwg] Video codec requirements changed

Ivo Emanuel Gonçalves justivo at gmail.com
Mon Dec 10 20:20:18 PST 2007

On Dec 11, 2007 3:54 AM, Conrad Parker <conrad at metadecks.org> wrote:
> On the other hand, the new wording also specifies:
>  "...; 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, ..."
> which actually makes the case for Ogg stronger. The previous draft stated no
> such requirements. As no rationale was given for choosing Ogg, that
> recommendation was easy to attack, hence the flamewars on the whatwg list.

That's actually the only good news coming out of this.


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