[ogg-dev] Why I reinvented the wheel with M3F

Silvia Pfeiffer silviapfeiffer1 at gmail.com
Sun Sep 9 16:39:21 PDT 2007


nobody has accused you of reinventing the wheel. You give up too
easily. If you want to develop a standard, it takes a lot of
discussion and input - and it takes diplomacy. Attacking people and
attacking the community will not be helpful.

You have asked for feedback - feedback has been given. Now it's time
to think and digest. I for one have been motivated by the topic of
discussion, but am slowly losing interest because you don't seem to be
willing to listen to the feedback you're receiving.


On 9/10/07, Daniel Aleksandersen <aleksandersen+xiphlists at runbox.com> wrote:
> Hi ogg-dev list,
> I am not trying to 'get someone'. But I though this form would indeed prove
> successful in making my point. Here we go:
> I got accused of 'reinventing the wheel' for this little media description
> format of mine. Fare enough. But I wanted to show everyone why it is
> sometimes best to sometings that has been done before all over. See the
> attached document. It uses existing technology plus a new name space.
> I call my Frankenstein: XML+RDF+DC+M3F (or just M3F for short) or The
> Resource Description Format (RDF) built on the Extensible Markup Language
> (RDF) using the well recognised Dublin Core metadata set (DC) with the new
> Multimedia Metadata Format (M3F).
> As everyone can see from the attachment: Building an all new XML name space
> without using existing ones are probably the best way to go. Even though a
> limited number of elements will be borrowed from existing formats: It will
> keep things simple when using only one well defined name space.
> A good thing that came out of my childish experiment was a better name for
> the metadata format: Multimedia Metadata Format (or M3F).
> Oh! And if I ever write an autobiography: This email's subject will be it's
> title! At least the 'Why I reinvented the wheel' part.
> --
> Daniel Aleksandersen
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