[Foundation-l] File format policy

Delirium delirium at hackish.org
Sun Feb 12 12:37:01 UTC 2006

Erik Moeller wrote:

> "It is allowed to upload files in patent-encumbered formats like MP3 
> or the MPEG-4 codecs only provided that a version in a non-encumbered 
> format is also uploaded. Files which are only provided in 
> patent-encumbered formats should be deleted."

I don't see any reason not to allow that.  The point of the "no 
patent-encumbered formats" restriction, as far as I understand it, is to 
keep all our content available in fully free formats for both viewing 
and editing.  *Also* providing a video in MPEG-4 doesn't make the Theora 
version any less free or available.


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