"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