Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 11th Feb 2011 16:00 UTC, submitted by aa
Multimedia, AV Well, well, well. The MPEG-LA is showing its true colours. After a decade of threatening to patent troll the living heck out of Theora, the company led by a patent troll has now finally put its money where its mouth is. Well, sort of. They don't actually have any patents yet, they're asking people to submit patents they believe are essential to the VP8 specification. Update: MPEG (so not the MPEG-LA) has announced its intent to develop a new video compression standard for the web which will be royalty-free. "The new standard is intended to achieve substantially better compression performance than that offered by MPEG-2 and possibly comparable to that offered by the AVC Baseline Profile. MPEG will issue a call for proposals on video compression technology at the end of its upcoming meeting in March 2011 that is expected to lead to a standard falling under ISO/IEC 'Type-1 licensing', i.e. intended to be 'royalty free'."
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I agree, but
by Carewolf on Fri 11th Feb 2011 16:51 UTC
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Thom, I agree with you, but still... Headlines like that bugs me, true of not. A little superficial journalist professionalism would make this site a lot easier to just pass off as the "absolute truth" ;)

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RE: I agree, but
by Bending Unit on Fri 11th Feb 2011 22:25 in reply to "I agree, but"
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Called OSNews but is really OSBlog and that is the way I like it!

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RE: I agree, but
by vodoomoth on Sat 12th Feb 2011 12:39 in reply to "I agree, but"
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I understand you but I'm not sure I come here for "professional journalism" (no offense to the editors). Learning the language constructs, the contents of the news and especially the comments draw me here, not how good a journalist Thom is. Is Thom a journalist anyway? Rhetorical question; I don't care.

Edited 2011-02-12 12:39 UTC

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RE[2]: I agree, but
by Thom_Holwerda on Sat 12th Feb 2011 13:05 in reply to "RE: I agree, but"
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I'm not. I'm an idiot.

Those might sound the same, but the difference is that a journalist gets paid, idiots do not.

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