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This sounds like an attempt at keeping clean hands. But, if the underlying platform is B2G then Mozilla's hands are far from clean.
B2G, clean hands?
Posted Mar 20, 2012 9:18 UTC (Tue) by skierpage (guest, #70911)
I'm not sure what you're saying, but Brendan is clear:
With Firefox’s desktop users, a better Firefox for Android, and especially B2G on phones this year, we have a shot at surviving and even thriving. That shot won’t happen if we renounce H.264 on mobile. No B2G phones, not enough Firefox on Android adoption.
If we renounce H.264, most users won’t adopt Firefox on Android. As for B2G without H.264, we won’t even get on phones. Our partners won’t even try WebM-only.
I encourage you to take Boot to Gecko source and make a "clean hands" version of it with no proprietary codecs. Hell, I'll even root my devices to use it. But you will get nowhere with most users and will have no phone partners considering your efforts.
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