[theora] Theora Petition on YouTube

Basil Mohamed Gohar abu_hurayrah at hidayahonline.org
Fri Jan 22 12:10:32 PST 2010

On 01/22/2010 03:06 PM, Daniel Hendrycks wrote:
> Hi again,
> Here is a petition against YouTube, this is requesting YouTube uses  
> open-standards to display media rather than H.264.
> http://www.petitionspot.com/petitions/oggandyoutube/
According to Google, they *are* using open standards by using H.264. 
They're using the <video> tag.  It's HTML5.  It's an open standard. 
H.264 is also an open standard.  Oh, yeah, you have to pay licensing
fees to use it, but the *standard* is open.

What we need to say is that Google should use free-and-open,
royalty-free & patent-free (to the best that such a thing is possible)
codecs for their multimedia.  Yes, it's easier to say "open standard",
but they showed us how that's not precise enough.

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