The Xiph.org Foundation has released version 1.0 of Theora, the major open source video codec.
Upcoming versions of Firefox and Opera will be supporting Theora as part of the HTML5 video tag.
Theora has been in development for six years after beginning in 2001 as an open source project and originating as a proprietary, patented codec.
Xiph.org also maintains Vorbis and FLAC codec as part of their Ogg project.
Firefox hits 20% global marketshare
Firefox, the darling of the open source world has reached 20 per cent global marketshare according to one survey.
Interestingly, Firefox usage among Builder AU readers sits 43%.
Some would say that it is a long way from software engineering to journalism, others would correctly argue that it is a mere 10 metres according to the floor plan.During his first five years with CBS Interactive, Chris started his journalistic adventure in 2006 as the Editor of Builder AU after originally joining the company as a programmer.Leaving CBS Interactive in 2010 to follow his deep desire to study the snowdrifts and culinary delights of Canada, Chris based himself in Vancouver and paid for his new snowboarding and poutine cravings as a programmer for a lifestyle gaming startup.Chris returns to CBS in 2011 as the Editor of TechRepublic Australia determined to meld together his programming and journalistic tendencies once and for all.In his free time, Chris is often seen yelling at different operating systems for their own unique failures, avoiding the dreaded tech support calls from relatives, and conducting extensive studies of internets — he claims he once read an entire one.