An Open Letter from the President of the United States of Google

An Open Letter from the President of the United States of Google

esperandmThe world’s ability to communicate with one another is a key factor in its rapid evolution and economic growth. The Esperanto language was invented last century as a politically neutral language that would foster peace and international understanding. Since the launch, we’ve seen first-hand the benefits of a constructed language:

  • A pure form of communication that is unsullied by cultural context;
  • Broad adoption by as many as 10,000 speakers
  • Independent (yet mostly compatible) dialects that not only bring additional choice for speakers also foster healthy competition and innovation

We expect even more communication between people in the coming year and are therefore focusing our investments in languages that are created based on constructed language principles. To that end, we are changing the spoken and written language of this nation to make it consistent with the form of speech already supported by the Language Creation Society. Specifically, we are supporting the Esperanto and Klingon languages, and will consider adding support for other high-quality constructed languages in the future. Though English plays an important role in speech today, as our goal is to enable open innovation, its further use as a form of communication in this country will be prohibited and our resources directed towards languages that are untainted by real-world usage.

These changes will occur in the next couple months but we are announcing them now to give citizens using other languages an opportunity to translate the libraries of the world into Esperanto.

Dankon, nedankinde!

  • Thanks for sharing...

    Tommy K. /

    http://www.google.com/

    Good days. /

  • Just stupid... I don't have to pay for the english language - but for H.264 I have to pay!

  • Esperanto is a language for communists. English is the language of the declining American empire. Stick to it.

  • MS and Apple allow me to use whatever formats I want. They definitely don't put any restrictions on how available certain things are to me in their best interests. Like everyone else is stating... hypocrites.

    In the end, Google, Mozilla, and Opera are still being more accepting than IE or Safari is, and I'd rather use open formats than closed, restricted ones..

  • Esperanto does not charge royalties...

  • Remember to pay your English Speaking, Writing and Recording Roaylties.

    At least, reading and hearong would still be free in your United States...

  • Which comunist? Esperanto is related with nothing. No with politics adn not with religion, and not with a geographical region.

    You talk like people that vote Berlusconi in Italy, believing that their vote is agains the comunist that don-t exist

  • Google sucks. Linux sucks. Open source sucks balls. Richard Stallman sucks eggs. Windows 7 FTW. IE9 FTW. Office 2010 FTW. Bing FTW. Windows Phone 7 FTW. Kinect FTW. XBox 360 FTW. Microsoft FTW.

  • English is closer to WEBM  than H.264, because they are free of rights and everyone without exception can use them without paying duty, and this forever.

    The format that you are defending (H.264) is all but not free.

    After the 2016 limit,  several companies will have to pay for use it.

    You dont see, Apple and Microsoft can use webm like Google.

    But Google and all other compagny don't have the save wright than Apple and Microsoft have on H.264.

    The solution would be to free H.264 like Google has done for WebM.

    But that, Apple and Microsoft still oppose because it.

    They don't want, all have the free of use for this video format.

    (Sorry for my english)

  • FUD

  • Silly post...

    Maybe you don't really got what Google did. They removed support for h.264 for html 5 video tag.

    If you have flash, you still can see h.264.

    Unlike you guys and your IE browser which don't support nothing of html 5. Chrome and others already support video, audio, animations and even 3d games in the browser!

    WebM is BSD licensed, so you can use it and don't need to pay nobody and can charge everybody. (No costs, just profts for you).

    And yet you make fun. You should remember windows phone 7.

  • Inteligent post.

  • "...will consider adding support for other high-quality constructed languages..."

    None more "high quality" than Loglan / Lojban, being the product of millions of man-hours by scores of linguists and logicians.

  • Hi, Tim!

    Here in Europe, where Esperanto was launched, we are in the 21st century. Esperanto was launched in 1887, which is in the previous century; that doesn’t make it “last century”. It is well known around the world that in some respects Americans are a bit retarded, but mathematics-wise we thought you were better. Would you, please, come back to Esperanto issues once you reached the 21st century?

  • ZOMG!! Microsoft the Champions of Openness and web standards  

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