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Wikipedia’s Assault On Patent-Encumbered Codecs

March 17th, 2010 03:44 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

An anonymous reader writes “The Open Video Alliance is launching a campaign today called Let’s Get Video on Wikipedia asking people to create and post videos to Wikipedia articles (good, encyclopedia style videos only!). Because all video must be in patent-free codecs (theora for now), this will make Wikipedia by far the most likely site for an average internet user to have a truly free and open video experience. The campaign seeks to ‘strike a blow for freedom‘ against a wave of h.264 adoption in otherwise open HTML5 video implementations.”

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