[theora] Marketing stuff

Maik Merten maikmerten at gmx.net
Tue Sep 11 08:52:47 PDT 2007

David K. Gasaway schrieb:
> "The Theora specification is in the public domain, its reference 
> implementation is open source and subject to a license which permits 
> inclusion in commercial products."
> I believe you mean "proprietary" here, as even copyleft licenses permit 
> commercial products.  Of course, the Theora FAQ commits the same error.

Yeah, I mean "commercial closed-source products". Still looking for a
good wording (which then should go into the FAQ, too).

> Overall, this document seems geared toward developers, content 
> producers, and distributors - not much information for general users.  
> Is that what you intended?

Well, I'm not sure how to address general users with other means than by
content, which Theora itself can't generate. Once the general users
generate content they become producers/distributors and may contribute
to the pool of Theora-encoded content. Thus I'm targeting this audience.

Of course that "benefits" section isn't really exhaustive as-is. So if
anyone points out an obvious benefit for "couch-powered"
passive-consumers I'm more than happy to add this to the list of benefits.


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