Google WebM?

Chuck Swiger chuck at
Thu May 20 18:43:10 UTC 2010

Hi, Justin--

On May 20, 2010, at 1:17 AM, Justin Clift wrote:
> Google have released the VP8 codec from On2 under a BSD license, adding an additional clause regarding patents:
> Should it just be regarded as pretty much a standard BSD license, with no real need to get it reviewed and added to the OSI License list?

Well, it's the 3-clause BSD license with the old advertising clause included, and a patent defense clause appended; it's presumably not mixable with the GPLv2.  If Google wanted to submit it for review, it would very likely be found as compliant with the OSD, but the board might also consider it to be a near-duplicate of already approved BSD license variants.


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