PC Magazine: Interview: RealNetwork's CEO Rob Glaser
Apr 23, 2003, 10:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Lance Ulanoff)
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"LU: Do you consider the performance and adoption of the
Helix Platform a success?
"RG: We're thrilled with how it's gone. There
are a couple of different levels. There's the Helix open-source
community levelâ€"what's called the Helix DNA Layer,
which is the core layer. We released the final component of that in
early January. Concurrently, we announced that there are over
10,000 members of the Helix community taking the source code.
They're taking it on the open-source license option, or the
community source license option. I should mention that there's the
open-source license, which is an OSI-certified license. That's sort
of a Linux-type license.
"And then there's the community license, which is more of a
Java-type license. The difference is, if you're going to do a
commercial product and you want to not publish the source code of
it yourself, you use the community license. If you just want to do
a hobbyist type of thing or research thingâ€"where you
don't mind contributing the source-code back to the
communityâ€"you can use the open-source license..."