Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 23rd Feb 2010 00:22 UTC, submitted by PLan
GNU, GPL, Open Source "With your purchase of On2, you now own both the world's largest video site (YouTube) and all the patents behind a new high performance video codec - VP8. Just think what you can achieve by releasing the VP8 codec under an irrevocable royalty-free license and pushing it out to users on YouTube? You can end the web's dependence on patent-encumbered video formats and proprietary software (Flash)."
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RE[4]: How good is VP8?
by marafaka on Tue 23rd Feb 2010 13:39 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: How good is VP8?"
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Telling somebody: "right clik and save video" is shorter than "go to website XY, then download this by ... read instructions ... klick there". The later is undoable for majority of people. My theory however is not based on technicality of it or surrounding legal issues but a simple conjecture: corporation = control freak.

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