Re: [codec] Protocol Action: 'Definition of the Opus Audio Codec' to Proposed Standard (draft-ietf-codec-opus-16.txt)

"Cullen Jennings (fluffy)" <fluffy@cisco.com> Tue, 03 July 2012 17:01 UTC

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From: "Cullen Jennings (fluffy)" <fluffy@cisco.com>
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Subject: Re: [codec] Protocol Action: 'Definition of the Opus Audio Codec' to Proposed Standard (draft-ietf-codec-opus-16.txt)
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Many thanks to AD and the authors who put in a huge amount of effort to get this through the IESG so quickly. 


On Jul 2, 2012, at 8:55 , The IESG wrote:

> The IESG has approved the following document:
> - 'Definition of the Opus Audio Codec'
>  (draft-ietf-codec-opus-16.txt) as Proposed Standard
> 
> This document is the product of the Internet Wideband Audio Codec Working
> Group.
> 
> The IESG contact persons are Robert Sparks and Gonzalo Camarillo.
> 
> A URL of this Internet Draft is:
> http://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/draft-ietf-codec-opus/
> 
> 
> 
> 
> Working Group Summary
> 
> The chairs believe there is good consensus behind the document,
> particularly around the technology. There has not been any significant
> disagreement on any of the technical aspects of the codec. However, the
> working group has left the detailed specification work to the small
> author team. There are several vocal participants who continue to
> express dissatisfaction over the testing and codec validation associated
> with the work. The WG chairs do not believe that there was consensus to
> make these changes.
> 
> This document has been the subject of a number of IPR declarations.
> See:
> 
> Microsoft: https://datatracker.ietf.org/ipr/1670/
> Skype: https://datatracker.ietf.org/ipr/1602/
> Broadcom: https://datatracker.ietf.org/ipr/1526/
> Xiph: https://datatracker.ietf.org/ipr/1524/
> Qualcomm: https://datatracker.ietf.org/ipr/1520/
> Huawei: https://datatracker.ietf.org/ipr/1712/
> Huawei: https://datatracker.ietf.org/ipr/1741/
> 
> The WG has had an opportunity to review these disclosures in Last Call
> and has opted to proceed with document publication.
> 
> 
> Document Quality
> 
> There is an existing implementation - the reference implementation which
> is included in the appendix of the document and has been maintained by
> the authors of the specification. One of the authors developed several
> independent decoder implementations in order to help validate the
> specification. There are no known alternative encoder
> implementations. There are no significant reviewers worth noting beyond
> the author team.
> 
> The codec has gone through a great degree of testing that demonstrates
> its quality. Test results can be found at:
> http://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/draft-ietf-codec-results/.
> 
> 
> Personnel
> 
> Shepherd: Jonathan D. Rosenberg, Ph.D. <jdrosen@jdrosen.net>
> Responsible AD: Robert Sparks <rjsparks@nostrum.com> 
> 
> 
> RFC Editor Note:
> 
> Please replace the instances of rfcXXXX in this document with rfc number assigned for this draft.
> 
> Please work with the draft editors to replace rfcXXXX as it appears in the files in the appendix with the rfc number assigned for this draft.
> 
> Please work with the draft editors to ensure that the following is added (with XXXX replaced appropriately) to  the README file in the appendix: "These files were extracted from RFCXXXX. Please see that RFC for additional information."