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[News] Apple Poisons HTML with Software Patents and Issues 'Damage Control'

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Apple Patent Exclusion on Widgets 1.0: Updates


Apple Patent Claim Threatens To Block Or Delay W3C 


Apple Computer's Statement on the Draft W3C Patent Policy



Microsoft: break up HTML 5  

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| The ever-increasing intricacy of the World Wide Web is evidenced by the 
| character and scope of the HTML 5 draft specification. Microsoft wants to 
| hasten HTML 5’s arrival, but its proposed solution may not sit well with all 
| parties.   
| In a recent interview, Internet Explorer platform architect Chris Wilson told 
| SD Times that more progress could be made with teams working in parallel, and 
| he recommended that portions of the HTML 5 specification be broken off and 
| assigned to new workgroups.   



Does your browser do video?

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| One of the many great features it sports, which will be of interest to free 
| formats enthusiastics, is the multimedia elements: <video> and <audio>. 
| Imagine being able to post video and audio in your blog as easily as you do 
| with images. On forums, on online shops, on office intranets, on anything. It 
| really has the potentional to revolutionize the Web. No more Flash, no more 
| YouTube. Independence! And all of this using Vorbis and Theora as the 
| baseline codecs!      


Opera Browser and Ogg Theora in HTML5 specs

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| This is an interview I made with the Opera CTO Hakon Wium Lie at the 
| Reboot 9.0 Web 2.0 conference in Copenhagen. He shows the OLPC XO beta-1 in 
| the direct sunlight and explains several things about the Opera browser
| software running smoothly on it...


Beta version of Open-Source video codec Ogg Theora released

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| The source code of the libtheora 1.0 Beta 1 codec library can be downloaded 
| from the developer website. 



How To Live an Open-Source Musical Life With Ogg Vorbis

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| But with the launch of the FSF's web campaign, the time may be ripe
| for Ogg Vorbis to truly shine. According to Chris "Monty" Montgomery,
| creator of Ogg and founder of the Xiph.org Foundation which oversees
| Ogg's development, such big-name backing has been a long time
| coming.
| ... Linux users most likely have Ogg support built in to their machines 
| (but you guys already knew that).


'Play OGG': FSF launches free audio format campaign

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| The Free Software
| Foundation (FSF) today launched PlayOGG.org, a campaign to encourage
| use of the patent- and license-free standard OGG Vorbis as an
| ethically, legally and technically superior audio alternative to
| the proprietary MP3 format.



Ogg Vorbis Gaining Industry Support

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| While Ogg Vorbis format has not gained much adoption in music
| sales and portable players, it is not an unsupported format in
| the industry. Toy manufacturers (e.g. speaking dolls), voice
| warning systems, and reactive audio devices exploit Ogg Vorbis
| for its good quality at small bit-rates.


Alcatel-Lucent says $1.5 billion not enough from Microsoft

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| Alcatel-Lucent said in a court filing that $1.5 billion is not
| enough to properly compensate it for Microsoft Corp.'s infringement
| of two digital audio patents.

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