Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 28th May 2010 11:40 UTC
Intel One name was conspicuously absent from the list of companies backing Google's WebM project and the VP8 codec. Despite other chip makers and designers being on the list, like AMD, NVIDIA, ARM, and Qualcomm, Intel didn't make an appearance. Yesterday, the company made its first careful commitment to the WebM project.
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RE[2]: I'm not surprised...
by Lazarus on Fri 28th May 2010 13:02 UTC in reply to "RE: I'm not surprised... "
Lazarus
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How are they late to the party given that VP8 was only released a few weeks ago with the chip in question on the board since September 2009. I don't blame Intel's cautiousness given how the vultures of MPEG-LA seem to be circling.


I say 'late' in this particular case as quite a few other companies have already committed to support it as opposed to waiting to see if it gets widely adopted as Intel is doing.

Based on information available online, some of these other companies were committed to it before it was publicly announced, and I would find it rather odd if Intel was left out of the loop during this time.

I certainly don't blame Intel for being cautious due to patent worries, but that does not change the fact that they have made a conditional and half-assed commitment to VP8 *AFTER* so many others.

So yeah. Late.

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