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* You can use, modify, and distribute the media software without needing permission from (or paying royalties to) [[software patent]] holders.  This is especially important for [[free software]], which is incompatible with the constraints imposed by patent holders.
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* You can use, modify, and distribute [[Free software|Free]] software for open formats without needing permission from (or paying royalties to) [[software patent]] holders.
* It has equal or better quality compared with formats that stuff DRM up your nose and get you sued in court.
* It has equal or better quality compared with formats that stuff DRM up your nose and get you sued in court.
* You can share media files across P2P and different operating systems, and it will work on those computers because the specification of the formats are open.
* You can share media files across P2P and different operating systems, and it will work on those computers because the specification of the formats are open.

Revision as of 22:42, 25 June 2007

Spread Open Media (or SOM) is a project to promote the different Xiph.Org Foundation formats. You may help create or edit content in the official site by making edits in this wiki.

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Why Open Media Matters

  • You can use, modify, and distribute Free software for open formats without needing permission from (or paying royalties to) software patent holders.
  • It has equal or better quality compared with formats that stuff DRM up your nose and get you sued in court.
  • You can share media files across P2P and different operating systems, and it will work on those computers because the specification of the formats are open.
  • No matter your needs, be it music, speech, video, playlists, or slideshows: open media will cover them.
  • If you help spread the word, then you will see more support and compatibility in portable players, which will benefit everyone.
  • You can buy music or videos online, and they won't be crippled with DRM.
  • You can save your bandwidth in case you author podcasts or stream content, and those will have better quality than when using proprietary formats.
  • The more people that use open media, the better formats you can expect in the future, so if you use open media you are making the world a little bit of a better place.
  • It's one of those little things that make you feel happier.
  • We'll lose our job if you don't use open media, and if we lose our job, I'll shoot this little bunny that I'm holding right now. I'M SERIOUS; DON'T MAKE ME KILL THE LITTLE BUNNY.

Roadmap

Milestone 0

  • Get accounts to key developers
  • Fill out this wiki with information from our discussions and slides

Milestone 1

  • Content, content, content! Seriously.
  • Wordpress theme based on mockup by Ivo and Sebastian Kraft's pirate-smile logo

Milestone 2

  • Prepare initial promotional campaigns.

Milestone 3

  • Add your point here!


Milestone 4

  • Add your point here!
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