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) in the Mozilla community about relaxing its stand on
patent-encumbered codecs. "Andreas Gal, Mozilla's director of
research, announced on a public mailing list today that he wants to proceed
with a plan that would enable H.264 decoding on Mozilla's Boot2Gecko (B2G)
mobile operating system. The proposed change would allow the video element
in Mozilla's HTML rendering engine to rely on codecs that are supplied by
the underlying operating system or dedicated video hardware.
(Thanks to Paul Wise).
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