Companies ON2 shareholders should ask the JUdge to INVESTIGATE subpoena?
It would be nice anyone seeing these king of speculation since August 2009 to post it any way they want.
Apr. 12, 2010 Apr. 12, 2010
This might be one of good starting point to see who those sources were and when did actually find out about Google "open-sourcing" VP8 after ACQUIRING ON2?
There are too many of these from different public resources. When one of them START talking, the rest might not be able to find a hole to hide any more:
Google to Open-source VP8 for HTML5 Video By Ryan Lawler Apr. 12, 2010,
Google will soon make its VP8 video codec open source, we’ve learned from multiple sources. The company is scheduled to officially announce the release at its Google I/O developers conference next month, a source with knowledge of the announcement said. And with that release, Mozilla — maker of the Firefox browser — and Google Chrome are expected to also announce support for HTML5 video playback using the new open codec.
There is NOTHING against anyone is writing anything about ON2's VP8 being "open-sourced" by Google just trying to see anyone from any company KNEW while TESTING/INTEGRASTING ON2's VP8 into their products in 2009?
----One of the most unexpected supporters is Adobe, whose CTO Kevin Lynch said that his company is really excited about the new codec. Adobe will use VP8 for Flash and, Lynch said that it will help to dristribute VP8 “to a billion people within a year.”
Google Open Sourcing VP8 as Part of WebM Project By Janko Roettgers May. 19, 2010
Google announced at its i/O developers conference that it is open sourcing its VP8 video codec under a BSD-style license. The move is part of a wider open source initiative dubbed WebM that is supported by Chrome, Firefox, Opera and a number of other players. Google Vice President, Product Management Sundar Pichai made the announcement early on in he keynote and was then joined by Mozilla’s VP of engineering Mike Shaver, who said that the format will be supported by Firefox, with nightly builds being available starting today.
One of the most unexpected supporters is Adobe, whose CTO Kevin Lynch said that his company is really excited about the new codec. Adobe will use VP8 for Flash and, Lynch said that it will help to dristribute VP8 “to a billion people within a year.”
Google Acquires Video Compression Technology Company On2 For $106 Million
Robin Wauters Aug 5, 2009
If would be great if Google decides to open-source On2′s VP7 and VP8 video codecs and free them up as the worldwide video codec standards, thus becoming alternatives to the proprietary and licenced H264 codecs. On2 has always claimed VP7 is better quality than H264 at the same bitrate.