ScuttleMonkey from the shine-it-up-and-call-it-new dept.
Graftweed writes to share that Sun is working on a new open video codec called Open Media Stack (OMS). OMS video will be based on H.26x technology and promises to deliver royalty-free open video. This certainly isn't the first attempt at an open codec, hopefully Sun will decide to add something to the table beyond just their name.
The best book on programming for the layman is "Alice in Wonderland";
but that's because it's the best book on anything for the layman.