Yeah, I'm a little late here on this having only just started listening to Episode 142. I am hearing you guys thrown around that h246 is an open standard but I challenge this statement. To do so though, we have to step back and define what an open standard is.
From what I understand and Open Standard is technology that is fully documented and published and able to be implemented and distributed without restriction. But yet it seems as time goes on the definition of Open Standard has been corrupted to include technologies that while having a openly published specification, come with distribution or implementation restrictions/licensing. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_standard
So what definition do we use? Is a standard truly open if it comes with restrictions? If we say no then how can we call h264 an open standard? Use and distribution of h264 technologies is restricted by the MpegLA and requires a license for many implementations of the technology.
I disagree that h264 is an open standard. It's a published standard, that it is, but by no means open.
Keep up the great work.