Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 12th Jan 2011 17:44 UTC
Internet & Networking With yesterday's news that Google will be dropping H.264 support from the Chrome web browser, the internet was split in half. One one side, there's people who applaud the move, who are happy that Google is pushing an open, royalty-free and unencumbered video codec (irrespective of Google's motivation). On the other side, there are the H.264 supporters, who believe that H.264 is the one and only choice for HTML5 video. One of the most vocal and public figures in the latter group is John Gruber. Following his five questions for Google, here are ten questions for Gruber about WebM, H.264, and standards on the web.
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Torbjorn Vik Lunde
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2009-09-04

So Google already have "set up an organization so many different companies can work together on WebM". exactly has been happening now for over six months.

Awesome.

I can't see how WebM could possibly be any more inclusive

I'm trying to find information on if WebM organisation (if there is one) is simply sponsored by Google, or also controlled by Google.

If it is only sponsored by Google, and control of it is democratic in similar fashion to how open web standards are developed, color me a believer. (Which does seem to be case.)

Edited 2011-01-13 11:34 UTC

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