[Xiph-Advocacy] Will Ogg Vorbis, Ogg Theora and FLAC become free and open standards soon?
pere at hungry.com
Mon Feb 14 22:26:19 PST 2011
> Not sure-- I'd have to contact the Swedes. Sigh, infinite paperwork,
> finite time...
I assume you talk about the Norwegians here. Probably Audun Vaaler,
one of the authors of the report available from
<URL: http://standard.difi.no/filearchive/hio-rapport_41.pdf >?
> It took nearly 10 years to get the IETF to start looking at codecs.
> We just finally started getting traction on the issue in 2008 with a
> codec WG finally formed in 2010 to work on the Opus codec. That's a
> one-shot WG, but it's still a precedent if it succeeds.
Sure. And at the moment we have an opportunity to keep Ogg Theora as
a recommended standard for the Norwegian government, but I believe we
need to work hard to grow the understanding on why Ogg Theora is a
Free and Open Standard, to counter the large vendor working equally
hard to convince the government otherwise, and for this I would like
This is the background for my request, and I eagerly await your help.
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