Google announces the formation of the WebM Community Cross-License (CCL) initiative with 17 founding members to now offer another way to contribute, through a licensing initiative that allows the community to help further support the WebM Project. Google, Matroska and the Xiph.Org Foundation make the components of WebM openly available on royalty-free terms.
Organizations that join the CCL agree to license patents they may have that're essential to WebM technologies to other members of the CCL.
CCL members are joining this effort because they realize that the entire web ecosystem--users, developers, publishers, and device makers--benefits from a high-quality, community developed, open-source media format. We look forward to working with CCL members and the web standards community to advance WebM's role in HTML5 video.
The founding members of the CCL initiative are:
- Cisco Systems
- Google Inc.
- HiSilicon Technologies (for itself and its parent, Huawei)
- LG Electronics
- MIPS Technologies
- Mozilla Corporation
- Opera Software
- Quanta Computer
- STMicroelectronics (for itself and its 50/50 joint venture, ST-Ericsson)
- Texas Instruments
- Verisilicon Holdings
- Xiph.org Foundation
To get more information about the WebM CCL, visit here.
[Source: WebM blog]