[Foundation-l] Why don't we re-encode proprietary formats as Ogg?
cimonavaro at gmail.com
Tue Jun 9 06:18:02 UTC 2009
> I hold the same sort of pragmatic view. In the absence of freely licensed
> content encoded in a free format we should accept free content in any
> format. I think it would take a revolution within the Foundation staff and
> the most vocal parts of the community (note that I did not say majority),
I think this is the exact opposite of what I wished to convey.
I do not hold we should accept non-free content. I don't hold
that view. Period.
But if there is content that is *only* encumbered by the
encoding, we should embrace and liberate it from those
That is all.
> It seems like a lot less work to solve the recoding
> problem, and anyway, there is a lot of content that has yet to be
> produced to worry about. Sticking to the ideals no matter what will
> help more of that free content in free formats be produced in the
> future when there are more people around to do the
> On Mon, Jun 8, 2009 at 10:17 PM, Jussi-Ville Heiskanen <cimonavaro at gmail.com
>> Tim Starling wrote:
>>> Some people in the community take the view that supporting proprietary
>>> standards, as an option alongside free standards, weakens the ability
>>> of the free standards to compete for mindshare and client support, and
>>> thus that it shouldn't be done. We would have to have that discussion,
>>> and possibly a vote on the issue, before deployment of any software
>>> solution. But the software should come first, at the very least it
>>> will be useful to support alternate free formats such as Dirac, Speex
>>> and FLAC.
>> I don't know who "Some people in the community" are,
>> but just in case they are anything like myself, who does
>> hold a view not entirely distant from the one you describe...
>> The one thing I would say is that gettin unencumbered
>> material that was only encumbered by the encoding it was
>> being carried by to formats that are free, is a net plus, no
>> matter if it meant we were also carrying the encumbered
>> format version.
>> Yours in deep amity;
>> Jussi-Ville Heiskanen
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