Linked by lemur2 on Wed 9th Mar 2011 00:18 UTC
Multimedia, AV The WebM project Blog has announced an update release of the VP8 Codec SDK codenamed the "Bali" release. The Bali release was focused on making the encoder faster while continuing to improve its video quality.
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somebody
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2005-07-07

Open is not separate from free. It's essentially dependent on freedom of usage. Open in terms of technology means that there is no monopoly, no one can pull a plug on it, and anyone can use it freely. Nothing of the above applies to H264. So it's not at all open.


really? open and free are no dependent on each other. it very much derives which aspect are you showing as open and which as free.

i can make open software under commercial only license where everyone can contribute as long as they relicense modifications to me.

i can also make software free of charge, but not open source it.

neither makes the definition of free OSS.

open and free are two completely separate confinements. same as free and free can be different. there are various representations of those terms and they are called licenses

btw... h264 is closed i agree

Edited 2011-03-09 18:16 UTC

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shmerl Member since:
2010-06-08

Nope, they are related. You understand open as 'being available to see the code' but that's not a full scope of what it means in this context. So in order to avoid the confusion define your terms first.

Edited 2011-03-09 19:54 UTC

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somebody Member since:
2005-07-07

Nope, they are related. You understand open as 'being available to see the code' but that's not a full scope of what it means in this context. So in order to avoid the confusion define your terms first.


those two were just examples how your assumption doesn't fly. i won't go defining all possible combinations just to point out something

actually if you want specifics (use any combination, both can specify one, any or all). and you can have open nonfree software just as well as free and not open

open relates to project, specification, contribution and source
free relates to either price or freedom (freedom for software or freedom for user)

Edited 2011-03-10 01:35 UTC

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