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Canonical Explains Decision to License H.264 For Ubuntu

May 6th, 2010 05:51 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

tux writes with this snippet from The Register: “Ubuntu’s commercial sponsor Canonical has tried to clarify how — if not why — it has licensed a closed-source and patented codec for video on PCs running its Linux. Canonical is the first Linux shop to have agreed to license the codec in question, H.264, from MPEG LA. Even though Red Hat and Novell are also available for use on PCs, they have not licensed H.264.”

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