Monday, January 25, 2010

Christopher Blizzard · HTML5 video and H.264 – what history tells us and why we’re standing with the web

Christopher Blizzard · HTML5 video and H.264 – what history tells us and why we’re standing with the web:
"The truth is in the tests: you can still build a web browser, spider, client, web server, image editor, a JS library, a CSS library, an HTML editor, a web publishing system, commerce system – anything that is based on fundamental web technologies – without asking anyone for permission. This is a fundamental reason why the web has spread everywhere. Because everyone had the chance to add to the mix.
It’s worth saying twice. Anyone can create technology or services on the web and they don’t have to ask anyone for permission to do it. This is why we’ve had billions of dollars of investment and a fundamental shift in the way that western society acts and communicates – all in the course of a very short period of time."

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