Tech giants including Amazon, Netflix and Google have joined up as the Alliance for Open Media to create a new open source video format. The new format would make it easier to move away from Adobe Flash, would support copy protection and would be suitable for low-power devices.
Media companies seeking more creativity and control over their content management systems are turning to open-source solutions, which enable increased levels of customization. In the second of a two-part special report on CMSs, Diana Marszalek looks at the pros and cons of the open-source route for publishers, where flexibility must be weighed against back-end support. Read part one, on how media companies are asking more of their CMS systems, here.