Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 14th Mar 2012 19:37 UTC
Internet & Networking Ever since it became clear that Google was not going to push WebM as hard as they should have, the day would come that Mozilla would be forced to abandon its ideals because the large technology companies don't care about an open, unencumbered web. No decision has been made just yet, but Mozilla is taking its first strides to adding support for the native H.264 codecs installed on users' mobile systems. See it as a thank you to Mozilla for all they've done for the web.
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RE[2]: Whatevs.
by _xmv on Thu 15th Mar 2012 20:45 UTC in reply to "RE: Whatevs."
_xmv
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2008-12-09

Google did the Webm thing in order to be included in some way in the H264 cartel. That is, they now have to either:

- lose to Google, eventually

- include Google in their talks and give them advantages, licenses, etc.

If Google does not remove H264, and stop pushing Webm, guess which it is. Yep, guess.

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