Ogg/Vorbis fuori dalle specifiche di HTML5?

Apprendo dalla mailing list di dynebolic quanto sto per comunicarvi: pare che il formato di compressione audio/video Ogg/Vorbis (Theora, etc), stia per essere esclusi dalle specifiche dell’HTML5 che e’ attualmente in discussione al W3c.

Si deve fare qualcosa, pare che i responsabili siano Apple in congiunzione con Nokia.

Riporto la email di Jaromil per gli anglofoni:

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 xclusion 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 hat 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

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