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Probably when google put it to open space and try to standardize it instead of developing it under own domain and pay other to adopt it.
@vane Also, Apple promotes HEIF in macOS and iOS, which is about as good as Webp, and GIMP can also export HEIC files. But, tadaa, Safari doesn't support it either!
Guess why? Because Apple is using HEIF primarily to work around their shitty, overpriced and misdesigned iPhones which don't support SD-cards. This is just so that Apple can upsell models with more internal storage at ridiculous surcharges. The difference between an iPhone 7 with 32 GB and 128 GB is fucking 140 EUR!
Even my cheap Nokia 6 supports 128 GB external SD card precisely for camera storage! Also, a fast UHS-I U3 128 GB card costs just 20 EUR.
@Fast-Nop so who host the specification of webp and it’s container riff ?
Is it under some public domain website, rfc, w3c approved ?
Fucking google teamed up with microsoft to force their standards and fuck up community.
I am not apple only fan boy but one corporate driven solution is called monopoly. Freedom is about sole decision not forced by some corporate twats.
@vane RIFF is ages old, I already had that in the last century as container format for WAV!
Btw., JPEG isn't W3C or RFC approved either because it's not the job of the W3C. Ok, it does have ISO standards, but that doesn't necessarily mean anything - as seen with MS' .docx format.
So I guess you think .docx is fine and Webp isn't? Then how come that working OSS for Webp export AND import is available while that regularly fucks up with .docx?
@Fast-Nop but it was independently developed and got it’s dedicated web page on w3c website and also is used in some rfc documents.
Patents of jpeg(jfif) expired I think last year.
Yeah let’s host all code on microsoft github. Share everything on facebook, use chrome and disable vpn so governments can scan our network traffic.
Who needs software foundations and open standards ? They’re just bunch of faggots who are pain in the ass.
Better would be to lock them up in one place, maybe deport them to Russia.
@vane Come on, don't blow up the W3C here. I know how industry standards work in practice. It's about the invested companies who try to make standards out of whatever they have and the competition doesn't. It certainly isn't "open" in that sense.
Btw., the anti Github argument applies to 80% of the whole OSS ecosystem! While the criticism does have a point, it's not a point specifically related to Webp.
@Fast-Nop maybe then ecosystem is broken and we’re falling into the darkness ?
I don’t use webp personally cause I need to maintain compatibility ex. with ie11 but with web everything is problem like fonts, audio, video.
It would be nice to have one independent organization/alliance that would maintain web formats but I think I want to much.
Condor349452yI literally lost it on the last line 😂
Apple is "Thinking Different" a lot since Tim Cook joined the scene indeed! Steve Jobs must be rolling in his grave 😅
Condor349452y@vane > Let's host all code on Microsoft GitHub.
I use GitHub quite often and honestly I was attempting to move to GitLab after the Microsoft acquisition. I ended up pushing to both as best as manual me could for a while. Then I got back to GitHub and figured.. this new GitHub really ain't too bad.
Big corporations are scary and I do feel like they hold too much power nowadays - Microsoft, Google, Facebook, Twitter, Amazon, all of them. But with GitHub I don't really see any issue.
Nvidia took over Mellanox recently to expand into the HPC industry. They seem to be doing just fine. Now yes this isn't a solid analogy, but the point is.. these sorts of acquisitions happen all the time. And most of the times the executives in charge of it do know what they're doing. It's just that some of them get more publicity than others.
@Condor I earn for a living by pushing code to github repositories. I like it cause I can do it from any place in the world with internet connection.
I am goofing around here to maybe get some honest and interesting opinion about the world.
As for github it isn’t big problem cause git is distributed and can be hosted anywhere.
I was just trying to point the common user pattern and I don’t see it wrong (as a whole ) there are advantages of it.
I know about mellanox.
I have crunchbase and watching every acquisition and founding in industry for couple of years. Trying to see some trends ... cause I am one curious and crazy man.
From my point of view nvidia want to increase their own computing cloud latency.
Well there are different types of acquisitions I can write a long monologue about acquisitions and my point of view how to get acquired very easy.
The biggest question is what are consequences of doing what people are doing right now.
There is always good and evil.
Despite me being optimistic I always try to find mistake in this world ( my personal fixation ) cause mistake often means big money on the table and everyone likes money these days.