WebM License Now GPL Compatible

    Goolge has released a new license for WebM video format.

    Prior to this, according to the previous text of the license, if someone filed a complaint about the alleged violations of his patents in the codec, he would lose the right to use both the patented algorithms and the code itself. This condition made the license incompatible with GPLv3 and GPLv2.

    Now the license is divided into two parts. The first is a code license and is a copy of the BSD license. And the second is a license for patented algorithms, which gives a free unlimited right to use the algorithms, provided that the user does not claim that the codec violates his patents. In this case, only the license for the patented algorithms is canceled, the license for the code remains valid.

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