The Free Software Foundation has laid
down a challenge to Google
in the form of an open letter. "With
your purchase of On2, you now own both the world's largest video site
(YouTube) and all the patents behind a new high performance video codec --
VP8. Just think what you can achieve by releasing the VP8 codec under an
irrevocable royalty-free license and pushing it out to users on YouTube?
You can end the web's dependence on patent-encumbered video formats and
proprietary software (Flash).
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