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ZDNet UK: Real Prepares to Unwind Source Code

Oct 24, 2002, 16:00 (10 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Paul Festa)

"Thirteen weeks after its surprise announcement that it was releasing parts of its source code into open-source development, RealNetworks will make the first installment of that code available on Tuesday.

"The release will be accompanied by a Webcast at 11 am PST during which RealNetworks chief executive Rob Glaser will speak about the company's attempt to reposition its server business, which Glaser termed 'challenging' in this week's third-quarter earnings announcement.

"Tuesday's release will reveal the source code to the Helix DNA client, which will let consumer electronics makers and other third-party application providers license the source code under one of two licences: a 'community' licence for commercial use, and a 'public' licence for noncommercial use..."

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