Christmas in November! The IETF RTCWEB working group today reached consensus on the mandatory video codecs for WebRTC; those who have been following WebRTC know the high drama surrounding this issue over the past couple years.
The agreed-upon compromise:
1. Browsers MUST implement both VP8 and H.264
2. Non-browsers MUST implement both VP8 and H.264, unless one is declared royalty-free, in which case they can implement just that one.
Great to see cross-industry support for this compromise from Cisco, Google, Mozilla, and many others.