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WebM Community Cross-License Announced

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:

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.

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