Theora, Firefox reach milestones

Milestones were reached with two open sources projects: Theora has hit version 1.0 and Firefox reaches 20% global marketshare.

The 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. 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%.