1. #FREEBASSEL: Free culture advocate who built 3D renderings of Palmyra missing in Syria

    Photo by Christopher Lee Adams, public domain.

    “We are worried sick about his life.”... Read more

  2. Firefox 3.5 brings native open video support

    Congralutations are in order for our friends and comrades-in-arms at Mozilla: they’ve released version 3.5 of their open-source Firefox browser today. Aside from major improvements to speed and memory usage, one of the updates that has got us most excited at Wikimedia is the support for HTML 5’s native <video> and <audio> elements. What does this mean? Well in short, it mea... Read more

  3. Mozilla and Wikimedia Join Forces to Support Open Video

    Mozilla has awarded a grant of $100,000 to the Wikimedia Foundation to help coordinate improvements to the development of Ogg Theora and related open video technologies. Mozilla and Wikimedia share a strong commitment to open standards. Version 3.1 of the Mozilla Firefox web browser will include built-in support to play audio and video in the open source Ogg Vorbis and Ogg Theora formats. All audi... Read more

  4. Firefox 3.1 to support open video and audio

    Multimedia on the web is dominated by closed formats, encumbered by patents owned by large companies. This means that any advanced technology to create video and audio is subject to licensing fees, and innovators face threats of patent lawsuits. Even multi-billion dollar companies are at risk: one court ruling, which was later overturned, ordered Microsoft to pay $1.5 billion for alleged MP3 relat... Read more