[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.
>> 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.

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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