AOMedia Video Becomes Open Source

New members have joined the Alliance for Open Media (Leading Companies Collaborate to Avoid Codec Fees), which has also announced availability of code for its AOMedia Video project.

ARM, AMD and Nvidia are the newest companies to take part in the AoM, joining Amazon, Cisco, Google, Intel, Microsoft, Mozilla and Netflix. The group has also created a new membership level, ‘Promoter’, to enable greater involvement from the media ecosystem. This brings hardware expertise to the AoM, which is important for industry-wide adoption.

Just as significantly, the Alliance has announced public availability of the source code for its AOMedia Video open source project. Developers are being welcomed to contribute.