Aug 31, 2010

MPEG LA tries free as in beer against WebM / Mozilla shrugs off h.264 license

I found an interesting article on ZDNet
 
http://www.zdnet.com/blog/open-source/mpeg-la-tries-free-as-in-beer-against-webm/7238

WebM was created as a project that could be specified within HTML5, being complete and free as in freedom. Will free as in beer trump it?

And in addition to that, The Register wrote that Mozilla shrugs off the "free beer" h.264 license. Of course. Free beer is not the point. Freedom of web-video is the important things. Thanks Mozilla/Firefox once again to take a stance for free software. And damn, free software means free as in freedom. Don't fall for suspicious men giving you candy to come home with them. Say no!