They may have given up on knocking down “The Great Firewall” of China – but it looks like Google has found another way to flex their muscles to billions of internet users. Back in February, Google purchased On2, a video compression technology company and with it obtained the patents to the newest high performance video codec – VP8. Such an acquisition, especially considering they already own the site where over 2 billion videos are watching daily, turned on the spotlight. “Free Software Movement” supporters were the first to comment, hoping Google planned to make VP8 free source – essentially public property, minus the taxes. Two days ago at their 2010 I/O Conference, Google announced that they plan to do just that.