[ogg-dev] Re: [theora-dev] Re: [Advocacy] Re: [Vorbis-dev] Proposal: An extension to rules all others

Ian Malone ibmalone at gmail.com
Wed May 16 04:06:30 PDT 2007

On 08/05/07, Conrad Parker <conrad at metadecks.org> wrote:
> On 06/05/07, Silvia Pfeiffer <silviapfeiffer1 at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > Can we post-hum call Ogg Flac or Ogg Theora files that use the .ogg
> > extension "misnamed" without pissing off our community?
> I think the word you're looking for is "deprecate" :-) As long as we
> make our recommendations clear, and work together with the developers
> of file managers and content hosts, then we shouldn't piss off too
> many people.
> Once flac and fmpeg2theora are modified to create files with the new
> extensions .oga, .ogv respectively then the path for other tools to
> take should be fairly clear. It would be polite to send an
> announcement to news sites and relevant projects before doing that
> though.

For the benefit of those who missed today's xiphmeet a consensus
was reached on mime-types and extensions[1].  So: at what point
does an announcement need to be sent out and where[2]?
Silvia has said she hasn't much available time to work on a new
RFC, what can be done to help?

[1] Some important Xiph people weren't present though, is
    this waiting their approval?
[2] As well as news sites the Wikipedia page might be due an
    edit for instance, once the change is certain.


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