Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 27th Apr 2010 21:52 UTC
Multimedia, AV The inventor of the Ogg container format, Monty "xiphmont" Montgomery, has written up a remarkably detailed article refuting every complaint Mans Rullgard has posed in his anti-Ogg articles. "Mans Rullgard has written two long rants about the Ogg container in the past few years. One made it to Slashdot [and OSNews] apparently based on the drama potential alone. If you don't know what I'm talking about below, don't worry about it, tl;dr. I'd not originally intended to respond to open trolling. The continued urging of many individuals has convinced me it's important to rebut in some public form. Earnest falsehoods left unchallenged risk being accepted as fact."
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Wes Felter
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2005-11-15

Someone, somewhere is clearly pushing an agenda.


There are agendas on both sides, like the idea that the only thing that matters about a piece of software is its license.

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lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

"Someone, somewhere is clearly pushing an agenda.
There are agendas on both sides, like the idea that the only thing that matters about a piece of software is its license. "

Hardly. Opera is a closed-source proprietary browser that is fully compliant with open standards web, including the HTML5/Theora video & codec proposed standard for the web. Firefox and Google Chrome are open source browser that likewise are compliant with the open standards for the web (in the case of Firefox, slightly less compliant than Opera or Chrome, but the point still holds).

The isssue is NOT with the license of the software embodying web standards, the issue is that for use on the web, the standards themselves embodied in the software must be royalty-free to implement.

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