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<video> : The battle of free software for HTML5

Speaker(s) : Hugo Roy

  • Language : Français
  • Level : Newbie
  • Nature : Conference
  • Date : Wednesday 13 July 2011
  • Schedule : 15h20
  • Duration : 40 minutes

Place : Bâtiment Droit - 1er étage - Amphi Aubry et Rau


Back to the history of the development of HTML5 and consider the future of the battle on <video>. Several angles covered:

  • political aspects of the Web (W3C, MPEG-LA, antitrust complaint)
  • legal aspects (patents and standards)
  • economics (Google v. Apple & co)
  • democratic aspects (freedom of expression)


Hugo is an active member of the FSFE since September 2009, when attended the president, Karsten Gerloff, about political issues in Europe and the United Nations. He is currently involved in the Freedom Task Force, and coordinates the activities of the FSFE in France. He studied business law at Sciences Po, Paris.

Supporter of free software since high school, Hugo is co-founder of the Digital Freedom Association and a member of the April and French Data Network.

Born in Lille in 1990, Hugo likes coffee, milkshakes, Zappa, Dali, Jodorowsky, Nabokov, Kafka, and so forth.

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