Re: [Wikimedia-l] RfC: Should we support MP4 Video on our sites?

2014-01-18 Thread ???
On 17/01/2014 21:24, Michael Peel wrote: Doesn’t that break the terms of the CC-BY license, if not legally then at least ethically? The right to distribute copies is built into the license, no? How? If I upload a video to some hosting site and license it CC-BY what does that have to do with

Re: [Wikimedia-l] RfC: Should we support MP4 Video on our sites?

2014-01-18 Thread Andrew Lih
On Sat, Jan 18, 2014 at 5:37 AM, Fæ fae...@gmail.com wrote: The RFC is non-neutral and unnecessarily complex. With so much experience of trying these things, along with full time expertise, I would hope for a more sophisticated approach from in-house WMF teams. It is actually very complex

Re: [Wikimedia-l] RfC: Should we support MP4 Video on our sites?

2014-01-18 Thread
On 18 January 2014 13:41, Andrew Lih andrew@gmail.com wrote: On Sat, Jan 18, 2014 at 5:37 AM, Fæ fae...@gmail.com wrote: The RFC is non-neutral and unnecessarily complex. With so much experience of trying these things, along with full time expertise, I would hope for a more sophisticated

Re: [Wikimedia-l] RfC: Should we support MP4 Video on our sites?

2014-01-18 Thread Marc A. Pelletier
On 01/18/2014 10:53 AM, Mark wrote: A consensus has emerged that MP4 video uploading can be enabled on Wikimedia Commons without major legal or technical problems (see [here] for details) While there are a great deal of interesting philosophical and ethical questions surrounding this issue,

Re: [Wikimedia-l] RfC: Should we support MP4 Video on our sites?

2014-01-17 Thread Bjoern Hoehrmann
* Tim Starling wrote: On 17/01/14 01:14, Todd Allen wrote: This proposal asks to move to a free as in beer model, where content will be free to view, but not necessarily to reuse (and with the opaque license, it may not even be possible to tell). I don't really understand this argument. It's

Re: [Wikimedia-l] RfC: Should we support MP4 Video on our sites?

2014-01-17 Thread Gerard Meijssen
Hoi, I am happy for people to upload files when we can convert it to another format. Given that the issue is around the ability to re-use media files in the H.264 format, providing these files to our users is exactly the issue that is being discussed. Consequently it is controversial. Thanks,

Re: [Wikimedia-l] RfC: Should we support MP4 Video on our sites?

2014-01-17 Thread Todd Allen
On Jan 16, 2014 11:05 PM, Tim Starling tstarl...@wikimedia.org wrote: On 17/01/14 01:14, Todd Allen wrote: This proposal asks to move to a free as in beer model, where content will be free to view, but not necessarily to reuse (and with the opaque license, it may not even be possible to

Re: [Wikimedia-l] RfC: Should we support MP4 Video on our sites?

2014-01-17 Thread Fajro
FYI it's against the bylaws of at least 4 chapters (Argentina, Chile, Uruguay and Venezuela) to promote content in non-free formats. -- Fajro ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe:

Re: [Wikimedia-l] RfC: Should we support MP4 Video on our sites?

2014-01-17 Thread David Gerard
On 17 January 2014 14:19, Fajro fai...@gmail.com wrote: FYI it's against the bylaws of at least 4 chapters (Argentina, Chile, Uruguay and Venezuela) to promote content in non-free formats. Do you have the precise wording handy? e.g. What constitutes promotion? - d.

Re: [Wikimedia-l] RfC: Should we support MP4 Video on our sites?

2014-01-17 Thread Fajro
On Fri, Jan 17, 2014 at 11:24 AM, David Gerard dger...@gmail.com wrote: On 17 January 2014 14:19, Fajro fai...@gmail.com wrote: Do you have the precise wording handy? e.g. What constitutes promotion? From Wikimedia Argentina bylaws: *The Association's goals are:* To actively contribute to

Re: [Wikimedia-l] RfC: Should we support MP4 Video on our sites?

2014-01-17 Thread Ted Chien
From my knowledge when I was working as an engineer in the multimedia software company back in 2006, if there's no transcoding to MP* formats, no patent fee is required. So if you upload MP4 files then download them without any transcoding it should be fine (correct me if I'm wrong). We'd only

Re: [Wikimedia-l] RfC: Should we support MP4 Video on our sites?

2014-01-17 Thread David Gerard
On 17 January 2014 15:03, Ted Chien hsiangtai.ch...@gmail.com wrote: From my knowledge when I was working as an engineer in the multimedia software company back in 2006, if there's no transcoding to MP* formats, no patent fee is required. So if you upload MP4 files then download them without

Re: [Wikimedia-l] RfC: Should we support MP4 Video on our sites?

2014-01-17 Thread Strainu
2014/1/16 Andrew Lih andrew@gmail.com: As much as I am pushing for MP4 adoption in Wikimedia to help our lagging video efforts, MPEG-4 patent holders/licensors are not helping their case: [snip] I worry more about the no, because that would mean more video content uploaded to commons votes

Re: [Wikimedia-l] RfC: Should we support MP4 Video on our sites?

2014-01-17 Thread Chad Horohoe
On Fri, Jan 17, 2014 at 7:55 AM, Strainu strain...@gmail.com wrote: 2014/1/16 Andrew Lih andrew@gmail.com: As much as I am pushing for MP4 adoption in Wikimedia to help our lagging video efforts, MPEG-4 patent holders/licensors are not helping their case: [snip] I worry more about

Re: [Wikimedia-l] RfC: Should we support MP4 Video on our sites?

2014-01-17 Thread Andrew Lih
BTW, Luis from WMF has put a very lengthy and detailed analysis of the legal issues that does help quite a bit, at the end of the RFC: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Requests_for_comment/MP4_Video#Commercial_use_and_h264 TLDR: …there may be good moral, ethical, and strategic reasons

Re: [Wikimedia-l] RfC: Should we support MP4 Video on our sites?

2014-01-17 Thread The Cunctator
Given that allowing mp4 would be an act of commercial expedience at the expense of core Wikipedia principles, let me make the modest suggestion of introducing mp4 in concert with a name change to Encarta. On Jan 16, 2014 5:15 AM, Andrew Lih andrew@gmail.com wrote: Great post Manuel, and I

Re: [Wikimedia-l] RfC: Should we support MP4 Video on our sites?

2014-01-17 Thread The Cunctator
He wasn't assuming bad faith; he was accurately describing the situation without ascribing intent. On Jan 16, 2014 7:36 AM, Andrew Lih andrew@gmail.com wrote: On Thu, Jan 16, 2014 at 9:14 AM, Todd Allen toddmal...@gmail.com wrote: There aren't two principles in conflict here. This

Re: [Wikimedia-l] RfC: Should we support MP4 Video on our sites?

2014-01-17 Thread Nathan
There's an article about the debate up from yesterday on Ars: http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2014/01/wikimedia-considers-supporting-h-264-to-boost-accessibility-content/ ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org

Re: [Wikimedia-l] RfC: Should we support MP4 Video on our sites?

2014-01-17 Thread David Gerard
A pile of press is linked at the top of the talk page. - d. On 17 January 2014 16:43, Nathan nawr...@gmail.com wrote: There's an article about the debate up from yesterday on Ars:

Re: [Wikimedia-l] RfC: Should we support MP4 Video on our sites?

2014-01-17 Thread Bjoern Hoehrmann
* Andrew Lih wrote: BTW, Luis from WMF has put a very lengthy and detailed analysis of the legal issues that does help quite a bit, at the end of the RFC: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Requests_for_comment/MP4_Video#Commercial_use_and_h264 I note that the Wikimedia Foundation does

Re: [Wikimedia-l] RfC: Should we support MP4 Video on our sites?

2014-01-17 Thread Nathan
One thing that hasn't come up in the debate is the relative importance of Wikimedia's approach to video, given the existing video ecosystem. YouTube enables cc-by uploading and has 4 million videos with a free license, and 6.5 million videos that are explicitly educational. Are we sure focusing on

Re: [Wikimedia-l] RfC: Should we support MP4 Video on our sites?

2014-01-17 Thread Nathan
On Fri, Jan 17, 2014 at 12:07 PM, Nathan nawr...@gmail.com wrote: One thing that hasn't come up in the debate is the relative importance of Wikimedia's approach to video, given the existing video ecosystem. YouTube enables cc-by uploading and has 4 million videos with a free license, and 6.5

Re: [Wikimedia-l] RfC: Should we support MP4 Video on our sites?

2014-01-17 Thread David Gerard
On 17 January 2014 17:12, Nathan nawr...@gmail.com wrote: property yoke. Commons' great benefit to the world is no-questions-asked reusability, and I don't want to see it compromised in this fashion, license freebie or otherwise. I'm with User:David

Re: [Wikimedia-l] RfC: Should we support MP4 Video on our sites?

2014-01-17 Thread Emmanuel Engelhart
Le 16/01/2014 20:13, geni a écrit : On 16 January 2014 13:02, Emmanuel Engelhart kel...@kiwix.org wrote: Dirac, a free codec developed by the BBC, seems to be a good solution. Do people have some experiences with Dirac? No. BBC managed to get it working dedicated machines a few years back

Re: [Wikimedia-l] RfC: Should we support MP4 Video on our sites?

2014-01-17 Thread Ted Chien
Hi David, We were selling video editing softwares at that time, and that's what I remebered for the MPEG-4 royalties. But MPEG LA would do the license thing case by case, maybe my information is not correct now. I just found that MPEG LA has announced in 2010 that it will not charge royalties

Re: [Wikimedia-l] RfC: Should we support MP4 Video on our sites?

2014-01-17 Thread Andrew Lih
On Fri, Jan 17, 2014 at 12:05 PM, Bjoern Hoehrmann derhoe...@gmx.netwrote: * Andrew Lih wrote: BTW, Luis from WMF has put a very lengthy and detailed analysis of the legal issues that does help quite a bit, at the end of the RFC:

Re: [Wikimedia-l] RfC: Should we support MP4 Video on our sites?

2014-01-17 Thread Andrew Lih
On Fri, Jan 17, 2014 at 12:07 PM, Nathan nawr...@gmail.com wrote: One thing that hasn't come up in the debate is the relative importance of Wikimedia's approach to video, given the existing video ecosystem. YouTube enables cc-by uploading and has 4 million videos with a free license, and 6.5

Re: [Wikimedia-l] RfC: Should we support MP4 Video on our sites?

2014-01-17 Thread Andrew Lih
I'm not sure what debate you're referring to. If it's about whether video belongs in Wikipedia, I don't think it's even in question. Wikipedia started in 2001 as all text. It didn't have photos then, we now have photos. It didn't have audio then, we now have audio. It didn't have video then, we

Re: [Wikimedia-l] RfC: Should we support MP4 Video on our sites?

2014-01-17 Thread Nathan
On Fri, Jan 17, 2014 at 2:15 PM, Andrew Lih andrew@gmail.com wrote: I'm not sure what debate you're referring to. If it's about whether video belongs in Wikipedia, I don't think it's even in question. Wikipedia started in 2001 as all text. It didn't have photos then, we now have photos.

Re: [Wikimedia-l] RfC: Should we support MP4 Video on our sites?

2014-01-17 Thread Andrew Lih
Ah. Well if you're not even buying into the legitimacy of photos on Commons, I'm not sure there's a way to have a productive discussion about video. -Andrew On Fri, Jan 17, 2014 at 2:26 PM, Nathan nawr...@gmail.com wrote: On Fri, Jan 17, 2014 at 2:15 PM, Andrew Lih andrew@gmail.com

Re: [Wikimedia-l] RfC: Should we support MP4 Video on our sites?

2014-01-17 Thread Nathan
On Fri, Jan 17, 2014 at 2:37 PM, Andrew Lih andrew@gmail.com wrote: Ah. Well if you're not even buying into the legitimacy of photos on Commons, I'm not sure there's a way to have a productive discussion about video. -Andrew No, I think the vast repository of images, properly curated,

Re: [Wikimedia-l] RfC: Should we support MP4 Video on our sites?

2014-01-17 Thread Michael Peel
On 17 Jan 2014, at 19:11, Andrew Lih andrew@gmail.com wrote: On Fri, Jan 17, 2014 at 12:07 PM, Nathan nawr...@gmail.com wrote: One thing that hasn't come up in the debate is the relative importance of Wikimedia's approach to video, given the existing video ecosystem. YouTube enables

Re: [Wikimedia-l] RfC: Should we support MP4 Video on our sites?

2014-01-17 Thread Samuel Klein
On Thu, Jan 16, 2014 at 9:14 AM, Todd Allen toddmal...@gmail.com wrote: This proposal asks to move to a free as in beer model, where content will be free to view, but not necessarily to reuse I'm not sure this is correct. There are two different implementations possible. * Accept MP4 and

Re: [Wikimedia-l] RfC: Should we support MP4 Video on our sites?

2014-01-17 Thread Victor Grigas
On Fri, Jan 17, 2014 at 3:33 PM, Samuel Klein meta...@gmail.com wrote: On Thu, Jan 16, 2014 at 9:14 AM, Todd Allen toddmal...@gmail.com wrote: This proposal asks to move to a free as in beer model, where content will be free to view, but not necessarily to reuse I'm not sure this is

Re: [Wikimedia-l] RfC: Should we support MP4 Video on our sites?

2014-01-17 Thread MZMcBride
David Gerard wrote: Given Commons' attitude on even incredibly unlikely copyright risks ... it's just ridiculous to assume such a provision on a format would be allowed to pass. I see at least one person has deemed it a snowball-pass after just a few hours. I find this ... unlikely.

Re: [Wikimedia-l] RfC: Should we support MP4 Video on our sites?

2014-01-17 Thread Samuel Klein
Yes. The current discussion has confused people about the things that are not very contentious: * Ingesting and converting out of more formats is good: we should start ingesting MP4 and converting on the fly. There are no major legal risks to our doing so. * We have a tiny video community; even

Re: [Wikimedia-l] RfC: Should we support MP4 Video on our sites?

2014-01-16 Thread Bjoern Hoehrmann
* Fabrice Florin wrote: The Wikimedia Foundation's multimedia team (1) seeks your guidance on a proposal to support the MP4 video format. As you know, this digital video standard is used widely around the world to record, edit and watch videos on mobile phones, desktop computers and home video

Re: [Wikimedia-l] RfC: Should we support MP4 Video on our sites?

2014-01-16 Thread James Salsman
Why would we promote patent- and secrecy-encumbered formats when Google has spent so much on opening WebM? Also, why does the Multimedia Team care about video when most Wiktionary headwords don't have uploaded audio exemplars yet? Where are our priorities?

Re: [Wikimedia-l] RfC: Should we support MP4 Video on our sites?

2014-01-16 Thread Emmanuel Engelhart
Le 16/01/2014 12:54, Manuel Schneider a écrit : The reason this idea was dismissed is the core of this RfC: patent trolling etc. on H.264 codecs etc. which we would need to allow as raw material. We have now a pretty good support of TIFF for pictures and FLAC for audio streams; but there is

Re: [Wikimedia-l] RfC: Should we support MP4 Video on our sites?

2014-01-16 Thread Andrew Lih
Great post Manuel, and I wholeheartedly agree, including the final recommendation. I, instead, voted for full MP4 support on the RfC to draw the center of gravity towards accepting MP4, but I would be happy even with a partial solution. Some points: 1. The video project in English Wikipedia is:

Re: [Wikimedia-l] RfC: Should we support MP4 Video on our sites?

2014-01-16 Thread Andrew Lih
James, This is the first time I've ever heard the phrase Wiktionary headwords in my life :) I'm partial, but there's a very strong case that video in Wikipedia has a large impact and interest level that justifies this much time on it. -Andrew On Thu, Jan 16, 2014 at 7:16 AM, James Salsman

Re: [Wikimedia-l] RfC: Should we support MP4 Video on our sites?

2014-01-16 Thread Andrew Lih
As much as I am pushing for MP4 adoption in Wikimedia to help our lagging video efforts, MPEG-4 patent holders/licensors are not helping their case: 1. The consumer licensing agreement from ATT is scary and weird, and Geni's first NO vote has set the tone for many to follow.

Re: [Wikimedia-l] RfC: Should we support MP4 Video on our sites?

2014-01-16 Thread Andrew Lih
On Thu, Jan 16, 2014 at 8:02 AM, Emmanuel Engelhart kel...@kiwix.orgwrote: Le 16/01/2014 12:54, Manuel Schneider a écrit : The reason this idea was dismissed is the core of this RfC: patent trolling etc. on H.264 codecs etc. which we would need to allow as raw material. We have now a

Re: [Wikimedia-l] RfC: Should we support MP4 Video on our sites?

2014-01-16 Thread David Gerard
On 16 January 2014 13:37, Andrew Lih andrew@gmail.com wrote: 3. The CNET interview with MPEG-LA's legal folks seems to indicate a bizarre stance: Yes, they intentionally have scary, inconsistent and confusing licensing terms. This is to make sure people with deep pockets wind up paying

Re: [Wikimedia-l] RfC: Should we support MP4 Video on our sites?

2014-01-16 Thread Todd Allen
There aren't two principles in conflict here. Rather, there is a proposed very major shift in mission and method. Right now, when we say Wikimedia content is free, we mean free to fork, reuse, use however the viewer sees fit. We support that objective with freely licensed content stored in free

Re: [Wikimedia-l] RfC: Should we support MP4 Video on our sites?

2014-01-16 Thread David Gerard
On 16 January 2014 14:14, Todd Allen toddmal...@gmail.com wrote: This proposal asks to move to a free as in beer model, where content will be free to view, but not necessarily to reuse (and with the opaque license, it may not even be possible to tell). We could choose to make that change, but

Re: [Wikimedia-l] RfC: Should we support MP4 Video on our sites?

2014-01-16 Thread Lionel Allorge
Hi, Todd Allen said: ... This proposal asks to move to a free as in beer model, where content will be free to view, but not necessarily to reuse (and with the opaque license, it may not even be possible to tell). We could choose to make that change, but it is a major change to the founding

Re: [Wikimedia-l] RfC: Should we support MP4 Video on our sites?

2014-01-16 Thread Todd Allen
On Jan 16, 2014 8:41 AM, David Gerard dger...@gmail.com wrote: On 16 January 2014 15:36, Andrew Lih andrew@gmail.com wrote: On Thu, Jan 16, 2014 at 9:14 AM, Todd Allen toddmal...@gmail.com wrote: This proposal asks to move to a free as in beer model, where content will be free to

Re: [Wikimedia-l] RfC: Should we support MP4 Video on our sites?

2014-01-16 Thread Andrew Lih
You know I think you're awesome David, so I take your words to heart. You're right about the magnitude of the decision. I can see how backdoored was not meant to ascribe a motive or underhandedness, but to alert the community that we're allowing a practice we may not completely grasp in terms of

Re: [Wikimedia-l] RfC: Should we support MP4 Video on our sites?

2014-01-16 Thread Andrew Lih
On Thu, Jan 16, 2014 at 10:54 AM, Todd Allen toddmal...@gmail.com wrote: So claiming that it's assuming bad faith to notice this and say so comes across as disingenuous. That is exactly my intent. I don't mean to imply WMF is acting with malice here. However, in this instance, a

Re: [Wikimedia-l] RfC: Should we support MP4 Video on our sites?

2014-01-16 Thread David Gerard
On 16 January 2014 16:02, Andrew Lih andrew@gmail.com wrote: Instead, I'd neutralize backdoored to something like, unwittingly shifting our cherished values for the worse. This is about the fourth time this has come around; I hope you can understand that it's harder to credit unwittingly

Re: [Wikimedia-l] RfC: Should we support MP4 Video on our sites?

2014-01-16 Thread Federico Leva (Nemo)
David Gerard, 16/01/2014 17:05: WMF has been very bad at making limited trials that are in fact limited. (We're been in the limited trial of anons not being able to create articles on en:wp since 2007, for instance.) 2005 as an experiment, actually.

Re: [Wikimedia-l] RfC: Should we support MP4 Video on our sites?

2014-01-16 Thread Andrew Lih
On Thu, Jan 16, 2014 at 10:28 AM, Lionel Allorge lionel.allo...@lunerouge.org wrote: Hi, On the contrary, we should encourage people to edit their videos with tutorials and to render the final edit in a free file format. Agree. As part of Wiki Makes Video, we've done some of this already,

Re: [Wikimedia-l] RfC: Should we support MP4 Video on our sites?

2014-01-16 Thread Andrew Lih
On Thu, Jan 16, 2014 at 9:14 AM, Todd Allen toddmal...@gmail.com wrote: There aren't two principles in conflict here. This proposal asks to move to a free as in beer model, where content will be free to view, but not necessarily to reuse (and with the opaque license, it may not even be

Re: [Wikimedia-l] RfC: Should we support MP4 Video on our sites?

2014-01-16 Thread David Gerard
On 16 January 2014 15:36, Andrew Lih andrew@gmail.com wrote: On Thu, Jan 16, 2014 at 9:14 AM, Todd Allen toddmal...@gmail.com wrote: This proposal asks to move to a free as in beer model, where content will be free to view, but not necessarily to reuse (and with the opaque license, it may

Re: [Wikimedia-l] RfC: Should we support MP4 Video on our sites?

2014-01-16 Thread Andrew Gray
On 16 January 2014 16:05, David Gerard dger...@gmail.com wrote: On 16 January 2014 16:02, Andrew Lih andrew@gmail.com wrote: Instead, I'd neutralize backdoored to something like, unwittingly shifting our cherished values for the worse. This is about the fourth time this has come around;

Re: [Wikimedia-l] RfC: Should we support MP4 Video on our sites?

2014-01-16 Thread Gerard Meijssen
Hoi, This is a truly divisive issue. For many people the notion that you do not need anything proprietary is a powerful motivator to participate. Promoting a stack of software that cannot be taken away because of the whims of a company or country is an integral part to it. From my perspective the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] RfC: Should we support MP4 Video on our sites?

2014-01-16 Thread Marc A. Pelletier
On 01/16/2014 01:21 PM, Gerard Meijssen wrote: I prefer for us to remain on the path where our whole stack of both content and software is unencumbered. I'd really hope we're not setting up a false dichotomy in our discussion; nobody has been argued about supporting MP4 containers in

Re: [Wikimedia-l] RfC: Should we support MP4 Video on our sites?

2014-01-16 Thread David Gerard
It is important to note that WMF itself is not in any way neutral on this issue: adding MPEG4 is explicitly listed as a 2014 goal for the Multimedia team. That is, it has already been determined that this is *going to happen*. https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Multimedia/2013-14_Goals#Activities

Re: [Wikimedia-l] RfC: Should we support MP4 Video on our sites?

2014-01-16 Thread Chad Horohoe
On Thu, Jan 16, 2014 at 10:32 AM, David Gerard dger...@gmail.com wrote: It is important to note that WMF itself is not in any way neutral on this issue: adding MPEG4 is explicitly listed as a 2014 goal for the Multimedia team. That is, it has already been determined that this is *going to

Re: [Wikimedia-l] RfC: Should we support MP4 Video on our sites?

2014-01-16 Thread Andrew Gray
I read that as we plan to have a discussion, and if that discussion is positive, go ahead. Putting something in the schedule in advance of the decision makes sense - there's no point in having the discussion without planning the resources to follow through on what you've offered to do! Andrew.

Re: [Wikimedia-l] RfC: Should we support MP4 Video on our sites?

2014-01-16 Thread Brion Vibber
On Thu, Jan 16, 2014 at 10:21 AM, Gerard Meijssen gerard.meijs...@gmail.com wrote: Hoi, This is a truly divisive issue. For many people the notion that you do not need anything proprietary is a powerful motivator to participate. Promoting a stack of software that cannot be taken away because

Re: [Wikimedia-l] RfC: Should we support MP4 Video on our sites?

2014-01-16 Thread geni
On 16 January 2014 13:02, Emmanuel Engelhart kel...@kiwix.org wrote: Dirac, a free codec developed by the BBC, seems to be a good solution. Do people have some experiences with Dirac? No. BBC managed to get it working dedicated machines a few years back and I think there is an alpha

Re: [Wikimedia-l] RfC: Should we support MP4 Video on our sites?

2014-01-16 Thread Todd Allen
Well, after reading that, I am a bit uneasy. Has WMF agreed not to move forward if that discussion does not reach a consensus to do so? At this point, it looks unlikely that it will. On Jan 16, 2014 11:37 AM, Chad Horohoe choro...@wikimedia.org wrote: On Thu, Jan 16, 2014 at 10:32 AM, David

Re: [Wikimedia-l] RfC: Should we support MP4 Video on our sites?

2014-01-16 Thread Erik Moeller
On Thu, Jan 16, 2014 at 12:39 PM, Todd Allen toddmal...@gmail.com wrote: Well, after reading that, I am a bit uneasy. Has WMF agreed not to move forward if that discussion does not reach a consensus to do so? At this point, it looks unlikely that it will. The point of the RFC is to figure out

Re: [Wikimedia-l] RfC: Should we support MP4 Video on our sites?

2014-01-16 Thread Rob Lanphier
On Thu, Jan 16, 2014 at 10:32 AM, David Gerard dger...@gmail.com wrote: It is important to note that WMF itself is not in any way neutral on this issue: adding MPEG4 is explicitly listed as a 2014 goal for the Multimedia team. That is, it has already been determined that this is *going to

Re: [Wikimedia-l] RfC: Should we support MP4 Video on our sites?

2014-01-16 Thread Tim Starling
On 17/01/14 01:14, Todd Allen wrote: This proposal asks to move to a free as in beer model, where content will be free to view, but not necessarily to reuse (and with the opaque license, it may not even be possible to tell). I don't really understand this argument. It's not like there are

[Wikimedia-l] RfC: Should we support MP4 Video on our sites?

2014-01-15 Thread Fabrice Florin
Greetings! The Wikimedia Foundation's multimedia team (1) seeks your guidance on a proposal to support the MP4 video format. As you know, this digital video standard is used widely around the world to record, edit and watch videos on mobile phones, desktop computers and home video devices. It

Re: [Wikimedia-l] RfC: Should we support MP4 Video on our sites?

2014-01-15 Thread Fajro
No. -- Fajro ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe

Re: [Wikimedia-l] RfC: Should we support MP4 Video on our sites?

2014-01-15 Thread Brandon Harris
On Jan 15, 2014, at 7:25 PM, Fajro fai...@gmail.com wrote: No. I think you should probably include a reason why you feel this way. A one-word answer doesn’t leave room for conversation. --- Brandon Harris, Senior Designer, Wikimedia Foundation Support Free Knowledge:

Re: [Wikimedia-l] RfC: Should we support MP4 Video on our sites?

2014-01-15 Thread Philippe Beaudette
Clarification: while LCA would love to accept the compliment (and indeed, both the l and the ca sides are providing support for this process), it is Fabrice's initiative, not one of ours. pb Philippe Beaudette Director, Community Advocacy On Jan 15, 2014, at 8:05 PM, Liam Wyatt