[Xiph-Advocacy] Hi Ivo, some questions to join
Ivo Emanuel Gonçalves
justivo at gmail.com
Thu Feb 21 18:19:25 PST 2008
On 2/21/08, JorSol <jorsol at jorsol.tk> wrote:
> I strongly support the Spread Open Media initiative
Why thanks. Link to the project from wherever you can and keep
spreading those files.
> I'm a member of one of those groups, specifically the Ubuntu LoCo Team of
Yeah, Ubuntu really has gone far these days. I don't think any Linux
distro ever aimed this much, and it just keeps growing! Amazing
> One of the projects we want to make is promote the open formats
Free formats. There is a big difference between open and free
formats, and I think one of these days I will write an article about
it. Basically, though, Xvid is open, Theora is free. Wikimedia won't
use the likes of Xvid because of the patents associated with the
format, so even though a format may be open, it doesn't mean it's
"free" of patents and other restrictions.
We use the name Open Media, because (among other reasons) nobody would
take "Free Media" seriously. But we are promoting free formats. Free
media sounds like a cheap ad. Free formats actually means an
> I hope that I can count with your support for questions
> use content of the SOM web.
As you may probably know, SOM content is available under the Creative
Commons Attribution License. Use wherever you want with no
restrictions save for attribution, and you can contribute back if you
like. Banners are all available under the Public Domain.
Speaking of the site, I believe the people of Nicaragua speak Spanish.
With the upcoming release of the Spanish section on the site, I'm
considering opening a multilanguage forum so as not to crowd this
mailing list unnecessarily nor discriminate people who do not speak
English. Would your project consider point people towards such a
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