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Petition For a Linux Port of the QuickTime Player

Jan 29, 2000, 18:00 (17 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by J. Reeves Hall)

[ Linux Today reader J. Reeves Hall writes: ]

"We've decided to politely petition Apple to release a quality and up-to-date QuickTime movie player for Linux. Why shouldn't Linux be able to play QuickTime flicks just as well as those "other" OS's?"

From the petition page:

"Linux is bringing state-of-the-art performance, reliability, and security to the desktop of tens of millions of users worldwide. It offers a highly powerful, flexible, and increasingly user- friendly graphical environment with unparalleled connectivity to the Internet and the World Wide Web."

"Currently, one field of slow development in Linux is in high- quality multimedia applications, particularly movie players with support for the latest encoding standards, and in streaming audio and video from the Net."

"In light of these facts, we, the undersigned, formally request that Apple make their Quicktime audio and video technology available to users of the Linux operating system, in the form of ports of the free Quicktime Player and the commercial Quicktime Player Professional, to the Linux operating system."

The petition form is here.