Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 4th Jun 2010 22:36 UTC
Google When Google first unveiled its WebM project, there were quite some concerns over its license. This license was incompatible with version 2 and 3 of the GPL, and was effectively a new license, causing unnecessary confusion. Google has now cleared everything up by switching to a regular BSD license.
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We would then have open, widely available Webm, and Apple's closed, incompatible fork that cannot be called Webm.

There should be absolutely no chance of the latter becoming the standard.

You wish...

Remember kerberos? MS did an interesting job of undermining that with their incompatible implementation.

Anyway, I'd still say BSD is a sane choice over GPL in this particular case, though I usually license any client software I write myself under the GPL. Different licenses for different situations.

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