[ubuntu-uk] Google Chrome OS Announced

Darren.Mansell at opengi.co.uk Darren.Mansell at opengi.co.uk
Wed Jul 8 12:27:30 BST 2009

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> I'm not sure how correct this is, but I read somewhere (might've been on
> here :P) that the HTML5 standard doesn't actually include the opensource
> media stuff, because Microsoft and I think another corporation didn't
> like it. However, Mozilla and most other groups have included it anyway.
> Tell me if I'm wrong, I probably am, but just thought I'd mention it :)
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Nokia submitted a document that looked like it was written by a 5 year old which basically said 'We don't want OGG media in HTML5 just in case someone finds a patent after we have implemented it that means everyone has to pay for it.' And then recommended to use h.264 because it already is covered by patents. It's a ridiculous stance so good on Mozilla if they've gone against it.

http://www.xiph.org/press/2007/w3c/ Xiph statement 

http://digg.com/software/Nokia_wants_W3C_to_remove_Ogg_from_upcoming_HTML5_standard Article about Nokia getting involved for no reason

http://www.w3.org/2007/08/video/positions/Nokia.pdf Nokia's paper. Obviously presentation, spelling and grammar wasn't an important issue.


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