Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 16th May 2010 12:52 UTC, submitted by mrsteveman1
Internet & Networking Mozilla, sticking to its ideals of the open web, decided long ago that support for the patent-encumbered H264 codec would not be included in any of its products. Not only is H264 wholly incompatible with the open web and Free software, it is also incredibly expensive. Mozilla could use one of the open source implementations, but those are not licensed, and the MPEG-LA has been quite clear in that it will sue those who encode or decode H264 content without a license. Software patents, however, are only valid in some parts of the world, so an enterprising developer has started a project that was sure to come eventually: Firefox builds with H264 support.
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by cb88 on Sun 16th May 2010 20:02 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: ..."
cb88
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2009-04-23

So ... include a torrent program in firefox and distribute it from there each user would distribute less than 100 copies give or take.

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by KAMiKAZOW on Sun 16th May 2010 20:07 in reply to "RE[3]: ..."
KAMiKAZOW Member since:
2005-07-06

Simply host the server outside the US. Mandriva are doing the same and no one ever sued them for it.

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