Open media has been a hobby and passion of mine, for about ten years. Tackling how we consume and mashup media on the web, is an extremely important computing problem that's got more complex, over the last five years alone. Cisco Networking Engineers believe streaming video, consumes about 40% of all web traffic now! that's a STAGGERING number. It will only grow higher, over the next five years and beyond.
Most content providers are looking for new ways, to deliver media to consumers. That' includes companies and organizations, like Mozilla, Netflix, Google (YouTube), and Amazon Prime Video. Robust open-source video codecs, with low-latency and support via Dynamic Adaptive Streaming, have become the new "norm". One of the goals of the "alliance", is to tackle those problems head on and find ways to increase efficiency, while advancing the technology. If you are a content provider or developer, you should strongly consider joining the alliance at some point.
On a side note, my goal is to continue writing in my tech blog some point in the future. I don't know, when that will be. I aiming for a new update, before the end of the year. Stay tuned! in the meantime, have an excellent Fall and enjoy the pure joy of the "interwebs". Later! ;-D