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

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Subject: [Bricolabs] Outrageous disaster: Ogg/Vorbis spec taken out of HTML-5 Date: Sat, 15 Dec 2007 12:32:34 +0000 (13:32 CET)

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

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.


please help us build pressure NOW:

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!