OpenH264 in Fedora

Florian Weimer fw at
Sat Nov 2 19:45:48 UTC 2013

* Gregory Maxwell:

> The intention is that any parties capable of obtaining and running the
> provided binaries (and they intended to be maximally inclusive of
> which platforms they build for) can have a fully licensed
> implementation of H.264 at no cost.

I expect that the actual licensing terms will only cover end users for
their own "personal, non-commercial use" (the language used in the end
user licensing terms for existing platform codecs in Windows and
Flash).  These terms will be worded so narrowly that developing WebRTC
applications that use the H.264 codec—or just using the codec for
business purposes (like placing a video call to one of your coworkers)
may need a separate patent license.

Technically, the Cisco codec will be distributed as a separate,
browser-assisted download, like Flash (which, curiously, is used today
mostly for its H.264 capabilities), so there is nothing that Fedora
can do.

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