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Re: [News] Call for Google to Support Ogg, Standards and HTML5

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____/ Mark Kent on Friday 15 Jan 2010 19:14 : \____

> Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> espoused:
>> ____/ JeffM on Friday 15 Jan 2010 02:47 : \____
>>> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>>>>High Time for HTML5 from YouTube: Please Vote
>>>>|if you agree with the call to
>>>>|âSupport HTML5 open web video with open formatsâ
>>>>bringing theora to youtube (the hard way)
>>> The discussion of this on Slashdot placed heavy emphasis
>>> on Google's planned acquisition of On2 Technologies
>>> which, if that goes as planned,
>>> could allow Google to open those formats
>>> and just start using those (more efficient) codecs--not Theora.
>>> The theory is that Google is too big not to have their default
>>> accepted
>>> as the new "standard" in place of Flash.
>>> http://slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=10/01/13/2323210&threshold=5#30760962
>>> http://slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=10/01/13/2323210&threshold=5#30760802
>>> http://slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=10/01/13/2323210&threshold=5#30760562
>> If it's FLOSS-friendly, that's OK. Ogg monoculture would not be good, either.
> Actually, I wouldn't be concerned about an open format become an
> accepted and widely used standard, because it's open;  this means that
> anyone can access the format as they see fit, and cannot be locked into
> a particular package or device.

Does Abobe pay Google here or is it the opposite (or none)?

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