[kwlug-disc] WebM and VP8 Free and Open multimedia on the web

Eric Gerlach eric+kwlug at gerlach.ca
Fri May 21 12:03:07 EDT 2010


Not so fast!

MPEG-LA announces they are amassing a patent portfolio to go after VP8!

http://digitaldaily.allthingsd.com/20100520/googles-royalty-free-webm-video-may-not-be-royalty-free-for-long/

<sarcasm>Yay!  Capitalism works!</sarcasm>

Cheers,

Eric

On Wed, May 19, 2010 at 07:01:26PM -0700, Raul Suarez wrote:
> I really think that this is how technology advances faster and how digital wealth is generated not only amassed.
> 
> Raul Suarez
> 
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> --- On Wed, 5/19/10, Richard Weait <richard at weait.com> wrote:
> 
> > From: Richard Weait <richard at weait.com>
> > Subject: [kwlug-disc] WebM and VP8 Free and Open multimedia on the web
> > To: "KWLUG discussion" <kwlug-disc at kwlug.org>, tlug at ss.org
> > Received: Wednesday, May 19, 2010, 5:17 PM
> > Forwarded from another list.
> > 
> > [Context: proprietary codecs and formats suck]
> > 
> > On a related note Google,Mozilla and Opera have joined to
> > announce[1]
> > a new open video format called webm [2].
> > It’s licensed using a BSD-style license. “WebM and the
> > codecs it
> > supports (VP8 video and Vorbis audio) require no royalty
> > payments of
> > any kind.
> > 
> > Chromium, Firefox, and Opera builds are available today[3].
> > Chrome
> > builds will shortly follow. No statement yet from Microsoft
> > or Apple
> > regarding support in their platforms.
> > 1.http://webmproject.blogspot.com/2010/05/introducing-webm-open-web-media-project.html
> > 2. http://www.webmproject.org/about/
> > 3. http://www.webmproject.org/users/
> > 
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