[Xiph-Advocacy] Will Ogg Vorbis, Ogg Theora and FLAC become free and open standards soon?
stpeter at stpeter.im
Thu Feb 10 14:25:30 PST 2011
On 1/23/11 1:42 PM, Jack Moffitt wrote:
>> According to Slashdot, Google try to get VP8 standardized via IETF.
>> According to Monty, IETF did not want to standardize codecs, so I was
>> a bit surprised by this.
> Monty and I originally tried to get other standards organizations
> interested in Ogg Vorbis, but no one wanted to touch it. We thought
> we'd have luck with the W3C since they had previously standardized
> PNG, but I remember being told that they considered it a failure to
> some degree. The IETF wasn't interested at all, with the reasoning
> that there weren't enough codec experts involved to make it
> I managed to present a draft about Vorbis over RTP, which wasn't well
> received at the time. I ended up getting discouraged and letting it
> Silvia eventually got an information RFC published, documenting the
> Ogg container, as well as another RFC documenting the various media
> types. This was a far cry from IETF standardization, but at least it
> was something.
> When this came up again (nearly a decade later), there was enough
> interest in the IETF to push forward, and it was clear at the BOF
> meetings that lots of codec experts were indeed present within the
> IETF ranks. There is now a codec working group at the IETF that is
> trying to standardized a royalty-free codec for interactive audio
> Of course, now that the IETF is working on one codec, it is not a huge
> stretch to imagine them expanding in this area. I personally think it
> is wonderful, and it is something they could have done a decade sooner
Well Jack, clearly the problem was that I wasn't running to BoF meetings
10 years ago. ;-)
-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Size: 6105 bytes
Desc: S/MIME Cryptographic Signature
Url : http://lists.xiph.org/pipermail/advocacy/attachments/20110210/43d38f38/attachment.bin
More information about the Advocacy