"Just let this one patented non-royalty-free technology in because everyone is using it" -- how long before the next?
Hollywood DRM here we come?
Surely Apple, Google and MS must be pleased by this. All they have to do is gain a threshold of market share with a proprietary technology and the biggest supported of the open web will capitulate and support it.
So Mozilla is caring less about the open web, and more about "It’s time to focus on shipping products people can love now". Can Mozilla exist as an open source project if the foundation protocols of the web are patented?