Nokia calls Open Formats proprietary???

Nokia managed to get the ogg vorbis audio format as a recommended standard out of the upcoming HTML5 draft removed. It seems that Apple, Microsoft and Nokia lobbied quite hard to get it removed as this blog entry shows. reports (German) that Nokia only considers H.264 for Video and AAC for audio formats, formats which involve license fees. Oddly enogh Nokia seems to argue that the free video format Ogg Theora is proprietary and does not want to support it without giving reasons for that seemingly non-sensical argumentation.

The above-mentioned LWN article (Subscription only next 2 weeks) has a very balanced view on things. It’s a recommended read.