Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 10th Mar 2013 13:07 UTC
Multimedia, AV A few days ago, Google and the MPEG-LA announced that they had come to an agreement under which Google received a license for techniques in VP8 that may infringe upon MPEG-LA patents (note the 'if any'). Only a few days later, we learn the real reason behind Google and the MPEG-LA striking a deal, thanks to The H Open, making it clear that the MPEG-LA has lost. Big time. Update: Chris Montgomery: "The wording suggests Google paid some money to grease this along, and the agreement wording is interesting [and instructive] but make no mistake: Google won. Full stop."
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RE[6]: Comment by Nelson
by Thom_Holwerda on Sun 10th Mar 2013 16:36 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by Nelson"
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Thats a list of supporters, not patent holders. You may as well have listed WebM's Facebook friends.

It's a list of companies that support WebM/VP8, and therefore, will not sue anyone for using it. Call it what you will, but the effective outcome is the same.

That list contains virtually all chip makers (except Intel), but even Intel supports VP8 because it's building Android smartphones. The cold and harsh truth is that VP8 has tremendous industry support - support most technologies can only dream of.

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