Cisco has taken their H.264 implementation, and open
sourced it under BSD license terms. Development and maintenance will
be overseen by a board from industry and the open source community.
Furthermore, we have provided a binary form suitable for inclusion in
applications across a number of different operating systems,
and make this binary
module available for download from the Internet. We will not pass on
our MPEG-LA licensing costs for this module, and based on the current
licensing environment, this will effectively make H.264 free for use
on supported platforms.
More information at Cisco blog post at:
And the Mozilla blog post at: