[theora] Theora Petition on YouTube
Michael A. Peters
mpeters at mac.com
Fri Jan 22 12:48:24 PST 2010
Basil Mohamed Gohar wrote:
> 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.
> 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.
Thanks for sharing the link, I just put it up on my facebook.
If I had a blog, I'd put it there too, but I don't ...
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