Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 26th Apr 2011 11:48 UTC, submitted by Elv13
Multimedia, AV And the fight continues. Only a few months after the desperate move by the MPEG-LA to get anyone - anyone - to submit patents to a possible WebM patent pool, Google and the WebM community have struck back. A whole slew of major companies have formed the WebM Community Cross-License initiative, basically a sort-of Open Invention Network for WebM.
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Go Google go...
by fithisux on Tue 26th Apr 2011 16:55 UTC
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I hate to hear that FOSS is not good (especially Linux) because of the bad implementation of proprietary technologies. So this time one such proprietary technology is dead and yes I live without flash the last 14 days on windows xp since Cloud computing webcasts are in WebM. Probably more accelerator drivers will become (standardized???) open under linux/haiku whatever when mpeg stuff becomes an exception. But until them I can enjoy videos without flash, without proprietary without hassle. I read this thread and its "mature corporate style" opinions. I think people defending proprietary are making a bad service to humankind. And if people say that Google is evil I think it is building its momentum on others incompetence and evil doing, so I do not think Google is better but Google makes more sense.

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