Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 31st Jan 2010 14:20 UTC, submitted by lemur2
Internet & Networking Despite the recent interest in adopting HTML5's video tag, there is still one major problem: there is no mandated standard video codec for the video tag. The two main contestants are the proprietary and patended h264, and the open and free Theora. In a comment on an article about this problematic situation, LWN reader Trelane posted an email exchange he had with MPEG-LA, which should further cement Theora as the obvious choice.
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RE: thx w3c
by darkstego on Sun 31st Jan 2010 15:49 UTC in reply to "thx w3c"
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The committees are made up of companies whose best interest doesn't always match up with ours. They want to make money. Promoting an open and free web is really not big on their agenda. Sad but true.

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