Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 26th Apr 2011 11:48 UTC, submitted by Elv13
Multimedia, AV And the fight continues. Only a few months after the desperate move by the MPEG-LA to get anyone - anyone - to submit patents to a possible WebM patent pool, Google and the WebM community have struck back. A whole slew of major companies have formed the WebM Community Cross-License initiative, basically a sort-of Open Invention Network for WebM.
Thread beginning with comment 471065
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
GoogleWebM Community
by Augury on Tue 26th Apr 2011 16:35 UTC
Augury
Member since:
2010-08-16

A whole slew of major companies didn't:

Adobe
Apple
HTC
Intel
Microsoft
Nokia
Oracle
Sony

Reply Score: 1

RE: GoogleWebM Community
by Thom_Holwerda on Tue 26th Apr 2011 16:37 in reply to "GoogleWebM Community"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

A whole slew of major companies didn't:

Adobe
Apple
HTC
Intel
Microsoft
Nokia
Oracle
Sony


Sony and HTC ship Android (which supports WebM), and as such, they would be suing themselves if they would join the MPEG-LA. Adobe has committed itself to supporting VP8 in Flash, so they, too, won't be partaking in MPEG-LA's shenanigans.

Reply Parent Score: 4