Google’s WebM project has announced the formation of the WebM Community Cross-License Initiative. Members of the WebM-CCL agree to license patents they may hold that are essential to WebM technologies to other members under royalty-free terms. This initiative would seem to address some of Microsoft’s concerns about WebM. Meanwhile, the MPEG LA appears to have remained silent after the submission period of its call for patents essential to WebM ended over a month ago.

Founding members of the initiative are:

The founding members of the initiative are:

  • AMD
  • Cisco Systems
  • Google Inc.
  • HiSilicon Technologies (for itself and on behalf of its parent, Huawei)
  • LG Electronics
  • Logitech
  • Matroska
  • MIPS Technologies
  • Mozilla Corporation
  • Opera Software
  • Pantech
  • Quanta Computer
  • Samsung
  • STMicroelectronics (for itself and its 50/50 joint venture, ST-Ericsson)
  • Texas Instruments
  • Verisilicon Holdings
  • Xiph.Org Foundation