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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RE[2]: Two questions about this...
by Lennie on Wed 27th Apr 2011 10:46 UTC in reply to "RE: Two questions about this..."
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Here is a video which details where VP3 came from, which was donated to the and what Ogg Theora is now based on. So I think atleast VP3 should be ok, they obviously added a lot of stuff before they got to VP8.

It also explains a lot of the issues about software patents in this part of the industry.

Edited 2011-04-27 10:46 UTC

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