Last week, Broadcom became the latest of a series of companies: Polycom and Skype to open up their wideband audio codec to the public:

 I find this a curious trend.   Is wideband audio really going to make a difference in the landline world?   Will opening up their codecs gain these companies market share?  

 I don't know the answers to these questions, but I would welcome some discussion on the topic.    What do you folks think?

 I do believe this is a good thing for the Dialogic community.   I think access to codecs is a healthy thing because it opens up competition and sets the stage for somebody to rise above all the others.  

 Who will be the winner?   Which codec will dominate?