What the article is missing in my eyes, is that H.264 is actually an open
and standardized format. It is certainly no less so than for example
Theora. The whole discussion about H.264 vs. Theora and the MPEG LA really
only concerns a small part of the world. The big rest of the world has no
reason whatsoever not to use the ISO/IEC standard that's also technically
better than Theora.
So is it really the way to go to drag the whole world down to an inferior
technical level instead of fixing the real problem in the few countries
where it actually exists?