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USDOJ opens anti-trust investigation of MPEG-LA

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The Wall Street Journal reports MPEG-LA's statement to try to prevent Google's VP8 codec from spreading is the reason of the interest of the US Department of Justice.

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The Perfect Desktop - Kubuntu 10.10

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This tutorial shows how you can set up a Kubuntu 10.10 desktop that is a full-fledged replacement for a Windows desktop, i.e. that has all the software that people need to do the things they do on their Windows desktops. The advantages are clear: you get a secure system without DRM restrictions that works even on old hardware, and the best thing is: all software comes free of charge.

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Hold The Celebrations; H.264 Is Not The Sort Of Free That Matters

http://blogs.computerworlduk.com

While the "free for web use" claims for H.264 by MPEG-LA sound great and have deceived many commentators, they are nothing new and contain no good news for open source software.

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Google Engineer Calls Upon The Open Source Community for VP8 Codec Optimization

http://www.linuxpromagazine.com

Google engineer John Koleszar asked the open source community for help optimizing the VP8 codec for the WebM project, Google's open source project for watching video online. In soliciting help, Koleszar gave a sort of State of the Codec Address regarding VP8, it's functionality and the headway he and his fellow programmers have made since the WebM announcement at Google I/O 2010.

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As Promised, Google Delivers GPL Compatibility and GNU/Linux Starts Embedding VP8/WebM Support

http://techrights.org

Why the next version of your Web browser, media player or GNU/Linux distribution will probably contain VP8/WebM code; Apple and MPEG-LA continue to be the main barriers to VP8/WebM adoption

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Who’s Supporting WebM on Linux?

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A couple weeks ago, Google, along with a number of other groups, famously advanced the WebM codec as a supported video format for HTML5-enabled browsers, in an attempt to finally put forward a standard that all parties involved can agree on.  How far has the Linux community come since then in implementing support for the new codec?  Here's a look.

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The Perfect Desktop - Fedora 13 i686 (GNOME)

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This tutorial shows how you can set up a Fedora 13 desktop (GNOME) that is a full-fledged replacement for a Windows desktop, i.e. that has all the software that people need to do the things they do on their Windows desktops. The advantages are clear: you get a secure system without DRM restrictions that works even on old hardware, and the best thing is: all software comes free of charge.

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Mozilla Says It’s Totally Fine to Ship VP8/WebM, or They Wouldn’t Ship It

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Mozilla is not afraid of MPEG-LA and it will calmly support Google's new codec; perhaps so should everyone else

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Google to Make WebM GPL Compatible — Claim

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Software patents FUD withstanding, the status of WebM as a Free/open source project is being actively addressed

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Mozilla and Opera call for Google open codec in HTML5 spec

http://www.theregister.co.uk

One week after Google open sourced its $124.6m VP8 video codec, Mozilla and Opera have called for its inclusion in the still-gestating HTML5 specification. As it stands, the HTML5 spec does not specify a video codec. Browser makers are free to use any codec they like, and the big names are split between the patent-backed H.264 and the open source Ogg Theora.

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VLC 1.1.0 Release Candidate supports WebM / VP8

http://www.h-online.com

The VideoLAN Project developers have issued a release candidate for version 1.1 of their popular VLC Media Player, adding support for the WebM / VP8 video format, extensions and a number of new codecs

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WebM applauded but doubts persist

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Google's open sourcing of the VP8 codec as part of the WebM project has been applauded by companies and organisations around the world, but doubts persist about the code, the licence and patents

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Google Open Sources VP8 Video Codec, Packs It Into WebM Video Format - Already Available On YouTube

http://www.webupd8.org

As you probably know, a Google I/O conference was held today and a lot of blogs said they will announce big things. And big it was: Google officially announced the release of an open source, royalty-free video format called WebM which will be using the VP8 codec Google aquired from On2 as well as Vorbis audio.

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Canonical Needs to Tell Ubuntu Users How Much It Paid MPEG-LA for Patent ‘Protection’

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Canonical ought to offer some form of disclosure about patent deals with the MPEG cartel

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Canonical explains Ubuntu unfree video choice

http://www.theregister.co.uk

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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