Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 14th Mar 2012 19:37 UTC
Internet & Networking Ever since it became clear that Google was not going to push WebM as hard as they should have, the day would come that Mozilla would be forced to abandon its ideals because the large technology companies don't care about an open, unencumbered web. No decision has been made just yet, but Mozilla is taking its first strides to adding support for the native H.264 codecs installed on users' mobile systems. See it as a thank you to Mozilla for all they've done for the web.
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RE[7]: Whatevs.
by umccullough on Thu 15th Mar 2012 07:00 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Whatevs."
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"It wasn't long ago humanity believed we couldn't learn more about physics. If there's something we know for sure it's that we never know for sure what we may come up with in the future. Any limitations put upon our own innovative capacity should always be carefully considered. For our own good.

Hey, I'm not saying building a competitive OS from scratch can't be done, just that you're gonna need an army of developers to pull it off, and probably working full-time.

Why does it have to be built from scratch?

None of the current mainstream OSes were built from scratch...

Derivatives suffer the same plight - if I create a new Linux distro, am I licensed to distribute a working h.264 implementation?

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