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[3]: Comment by Kroc
by StephenBeDoper on Sun 31st Jan 2010 20:07 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Kroc"
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...because that is lawyer-speak, which does take some real effort for many of us to parse, for whom English is our native language. It's like vulgar British English v. US English. I can read, and wonder what was just said, then go back and read more carefully, logically working it out.

Agreed, I had to crack open a dictionary to decipher the legalese. Sort of like wording a lay-off notice as "You have been found to be the incumbent of a surplus position."

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