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<nettime> Outrageous disaster: Ogg/Vorbis spec taken out of HTML-5
Geert Lovink on Sun, 16 Dec 2007 07:27:21 +0100 (CET)


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<nettime> Outrageous disaster: Ogg/Vorbis spec taken out of HTML-5


(important message from jaromil, gone through various floss and video  
streaming lists. /geert)

from: jaromil {AT} dyne.org

re all,

i  urge you  to take  act against  the exclusion  of Ogg/Vorbis/Theora
audio/video streaming  technology from the  HTML-5 specification: this
exclusion  will damage the  efficiency of  the world  wide web  in the
coming years by reducing the available protocols and codecs to the few
uncompatible  and  proprietary ones  sold  by  business companies;  at
present  time it  is clear  that Nokia  is being  responsible  of this
outrageous  disaster as  it untruly  referred to  Ogg  as "proprietary
technology"     addressing     the      W3C     board     on     HTML5
http://www.boingboing.net/2007/12/09/nokia-to-w3c-ogg-is.html

Together with repeated attempts  by other commercial companies to turn
down Ogg/Vorbis/Theora FOSS  implementation for audio/video streaming,
we  are witnessing  the  manipulation of  what  it should  be a  clean
evolution path for the biggest technological platform we all share.

http://yro.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=07/12/11/1339251
http://yro.slashdot.org/firehose.pl?id=419439
http://html5.org/tools/web-apps-tracker?from=1142&to=1143

please        help         us        build        pressure        NOW:
http://rudd-o.com/archives/2007/12/11/removal-of-ogg-vorbis-and-theora- 
from-html5-an-outrageous-disaster/

the  W3C is supposed  to be  a "neutral"  platform for  development of
specifications,  but  on the  contrary  it  seems  to listen  only  to
business interests  rather than  citizens voices. Let's  do everything
possible  to recall the  attention of  civil society  organizations to
what is happening, ASAP.

it is  our responsability as netizens  (citizens of the  net) to raise
voices against  this continuous  ingerence of business  interests into
the  making of  a viable  platform for  _horizontal_  communication in
civil  society, offering an  open access  to its  infrastructure.  The
present unefficiency  and incompatibility of  multimedia communication
online is  already the result  of competition and  unresponsability of
companies racing  to impose their  closed technologies on  the market,
while  the online citizens  have the  right for  a common  open source
alternative to all  possible commercial products because communication
is a human right for all!

thanks for your concern,

la lucha sigue, tambien aqui', no estamos solos!

ciao

- --
(_ http://jaromil.dyne.org _)


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