[ubuntu-uk] Google Chrome OS Announced

Rob Beard rob at esdelle.co.uk
Wed Jul 8 13:52:32 BST 2009

Darren.Mansell at opengi.co.uk wrote:
>> I'm not sure how correct this is, but I read somewhere (might've been on
>> here :P) that the HTML5 standard doesn't actually include the opensource
>> media stuff, because Microsoft and I think another corporation didn't
>> like it. However, Mozilla and most other groups have included it anyway.
>> Tell me if I'm wrong, I probably am, but just thought I'd mention it :)
> Nokia submitted a document that looked like it was written by a 5 year old which basically said 'We don't want OGG media in HTML5 just in case someone finds a patent after we have implemented it that means everyone has to pay for it.' And then recommended to use h.264 because it already is covered by patents. It's a ridiculous stance so good on Mozilla if they've gone against it.
I wonder if Nokia have got an axe to grind?  Do they have any patents on 
H264 or AAC?

Nice to see that Microsoft used OGG in Halo ;-)



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