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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RE: I agree, but
by vodoomoth on Sat 12th Feb 2011 12:39 UTC 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.

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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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RE[3]: I agree, but
by vodoomoth on Sat 12th Feb 2011 19:16 in reply to "RE[2]: I agree, but"
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Just to make things clearer, I hope you don't feel insulted by my previous comment; it was meant to convey that your degrees don't matter to me given that (like I've told you before) I do appreciate the work editors do here.

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RE[3]: I agree, but
by imaginant on Sun 13th Feb 2011 15:43 in reply to "RE[2]: I agree, but"
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I've made OSNews a daily read for many years, long before I registered. It is one of the few sites that provide reasonable and well-considered analysis and points of view. The comments are similar and rarely outside the bounds of decency. Whatever you want to call yourself, I, for one, appreciate this site above all other technical news sites. Your and all other OSNews contributers are greatly appreciated. If you are an idiot, I can only wish I could join such an esteemed group. But, as a technical lightweight, I will be content with just having a source that helps me made sense of what is happening in the tech world. Así, usted tiene mi agradecimiento.

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