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Open letter to Google: free VP8, and use it on YouTube
March 18, 2010, 10:20 am
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Debunking Some Myths Of The Google/On2 Deal, Questioning VP8’s Quality

Following up on my earlier post today entitled “Google’s Acquisition Of On2 Not A Big Deal, Here’s Why“, here’s some more thoughts on the subject. While clearly no one, including me, truly knows what Google plans to do with On2, a lot of potential scenarios being discussed on the web revolve around facts that just aren’t accurate. I’m all for having a discussion on what Google may or may not do with the On2 assets, but a lot of folks are using bad info to come up with their logic behind what Google may or may not do. Here are some of the “myths” I keep hearing or reading about:

http://blog.streamingmedia.com/the_business_of_online_vi/2009/08/debunking-some-more-myths-of-the-googleon2-deal.html

Is Google spending $106.5m to open source a codec?

There was some speculation in a few list and blogs about Googles ON2 aquisition and the Free Software foundation released an Openletter to Google:

With its purchase of the On2 video compression technology company having been completed on Wednesday February 16, 2010, Google now has the opportunity to make free video formats the standard, freeing the web from both Flash and the proprietary H.264 codec.

http://www.fsf.org/blogs/community/google-free-on2-vp8-for-youtube

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