[Matroska-general] WebM joint patent agreement

Steve Lhomme slhomme at matroska.org
Mon Apr 25 19:16:37 CEST 2011

The WebM Project today announced an initiative to establish a
Community Cross-License (the CCL) with 17 founding members.

Google, Matroska and the Xiph.Org Foundation already make the
components of WebM openly available on royalty-free terms.

With the establishment of the CCL, CCL members will agree to license
patents they have that may be essential to WebM technologies to other
members of the CCL.

The founding members of the initiative are:

Cisco Systems
Google Inc.
HiSilicon Technologies (for itself and on behalf of its parent, Huawei)
LG Electronics
MIPS Technologies
Mozilla Corporation
Opera Software
Quanta Computer
STMicroelectronics (for itself and its affiliate, ST-Ericsson)
Texas Instruments
Verisilicon Holdings
Xiph.Org Foundation
About the WebM Project

The WebM Project launched in May, 2010 with the goal of establishing a
high-quality, open video format for the web. Since then, WebM support
has shipped in millions of web browsers and devices worldwide. To
learn more, visit webmproject.org.


Steve Lhomme
Matroska association Chairman

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