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This letter is the result of Nokia and Apple recent activity in order
to change the default audio/video codecs from Ogg/Theora+Vorbis [1],[2]
to H.264/AAC [3],[4] in the future HTML5 standard.

Nokia outlined its position in the open letter [5],
mentioning the use of proprietary technologies in the Ogg format and the lack of ability to support the copyright protection (DRM). But H.264 and AAC
are copyrighted and require payments for the use in spite of
Ogg/Theora + Vorbis codecs which require no usage payments and have patent
which will provide protection from companies who want to "sell air".
Quality of the compression by Ogg/Theora Vorbis is at the same level
as of H.264/AAC and in some cases is even better.

By this petition we ask you to choose Ogg/Theora as default multimedia
codecs in HTML.

[1] - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ogg
[2] - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theora
[3] - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Advanced_Audio_Coding
[4] - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H.264
[5] - http://www.w3.org/2007/08/video/positions/Nokia.pdf

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Latest Signatures

  • 14 February 20161000. Psi Doyle
    ! Country BY
  • 10 February 2016999. Yuras K
    stop DRM! Country Belarus
  • 02 February 2016998. Alfredo Ciprianioliveirar
    Freedom for all Country Brazil
  • 02 February 2016997. Derek B
    "Just say no" to vendor-lockin! Country Canada
  • 31 January 2016996. Vlad Kemp
    bl Country Russia
  • 27 January 2016995. Tverdov A
    Just Say No to DRM. Country Russia
  • 22 January 2016994. Alexander Rice
    Only open formats're allowed to be used in open specifications. Country Ukraine
  • 21 January 2016993. Timonn Oneal
    Free and open standarts better Country Russia
  • 20 January 2016992. Evgeny S
    - Country Russia
  • 14 January 2016991. Konstantin K
    only free codecs & free strategy in standarts Country Belarus
  • 12 January 2016990. Mark D
    Support open formats Country USA (NY)
  • 10 January 2016989. Anton Villegas
    drm burn in hell! Country ukraine
  • 05 January 2016988. Daniel Lang
    H.264 is not patent-free and its decoding requires faster cpu. On web sites video quality doesn't play important role. I prefer theora. Country Russia
  • 03 January 2016987. Fabiane A
    No Proprietary Formats!!! Country Brazil
  • 02 January 2016986. Artym Y
    no Country Ukraine
  • 02 January 2016985. Astapchyk M
    Ogg is good Country Belarus
  • 02 January 2016984. Rui S
    Open Standards are the way to go Country Portugal
  • 26 December 2015983. Sergey Key
    no drm! Country Russia
  • 23 December 2015982. Oriovaldo Astinferobaptistadas
    Use free standards Country Brasil
  • 23 December 2015981. Blackangel King
    free ware for free people Country Russia
  • 08 December 2015980. Jens F
    OGG Vorbis has better quality/size anyway... you'd do your customers a favour Country Germany
  • 07 December 2015979. Alexey Guerrero
    Theora, OGG and Vorbis is free and opensource! H.264/ACC is not free codecs. Then why are they for? Country Ukraine
  • 03 December 2015978. Egor K
    ogg should be standart codec Country Russia
  • 02 December 2015977. Sysoev Dmitrya
    I don't use H.264 at all. Country Russia
  • 30 November 2015976. Anonymous Adams
    Nokia ftopku jopt Country Earth
  • 25 November 2015975. Eugene Mcbride
    nokia must die Country Latvia
  • 19 November 2015974. Yurij Booth
    WE NEED FREE STANDARTS, NO PROPRIETARY! Country Russia

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