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The Register: Bruce Perens on Real's Open Source Gambit

Jul 22, 2002, 23:30 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Andrew Orlowski)

"Real Networks is announcing plans to release some, but not all of its technology under an Open Source-friendly license within 90 days. Under pressure from Microsoft, and completely open formats, it's decided to meet the open source community halfway.

"The first batch of technology to be released under a new 'community license' is expected to include RTSP/RTP/RTCP/SDP network playback, UDP support, local file playback, data type interfaces, file format interfaces and some AV code support.

"'We're getting some network protocols that go on top of IP and UDP, and do their best to provide continuous playback despite the fact that the Internet doesn't guarantee throughput or latency,' OSI founder and former Debian project lead Bruce Perens told us..."

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