Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 20th Apr 2011 09:20 UTC
Google The revolution has begun! Web video will be freed from the shackles of the MPEG-LA and the dreaded claws of patents and incomprehensible licenses! Sorry, I got a little carried away there. Anywho, YouTube has announced all new videos uploaded to the site will be transcoded into WebM, and that the most important part of the site's catalogue is already available in WebM.
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RE[2]: Opensource, not open...
by WereCatf on Wed 20th Apr 2011 15:31 UTC in reply to "RE: Opensource, not open..."
WereCatf
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2006-02-15

Yes, Google could change their policies and start changing for the worse


You do not understand copyright licenses and the clauses in WebM license: they cannot retroactively change license terms for the code and software that has already been released, only for NEW releases. Even if Google somehow, in theory, did change the license some day in the future all the code that is already in the wild will still have the old license and thus it'd just get forked.

Besides, the license itself clearly does say that Google cannot change the license, they've deliberately barred themselves from doing that.

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