Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 31st Jan 2010 14:20 UTC, submitted by lemur2
Internet & Networking Despite the recent interest in adopting HTML5's video tag, there is still one major problem: there is no mandated standard video codec for the video tag. The two main contestants are the proprietary and patended h264, and the open and free Theora. In a comment on an article about this problematic situation, LWN reader Trelane posted an email exchange he had with MPEG-LA, which should further cement Theora as the obvious choice.
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RE: It's comparable to MP3
by cerbie on Sun 31st Jan 2010 18:15 UTC in reply to "It's comparable to MP3"
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Most FOSS project are explicitly exempt, in the case of MP3, there aren't encoding/decoding licenses, and with the exception of online music stores, distribution is royalty-free.

MP3's licensing terms are good for FOSS, good for wide adoption in general, and for the most part, exceptionally fair.

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