CNET News: RealNetworks Plays to Linux Developers
Aug 06, 2003, 21:00 (15 Talkback[s])
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"RealNetworks on Wednesday will announce plans to release the
source code of its audio and video player to run on the Linux
"The Seattle company will announce details of the code-sharing
plan at the LinuxWorld conference in San Francisco. With the source
code, developers can build tailored versions of RealNetworks'
audio-video player to run on Linux and Solaris systems. Linux is an
open-source operating system based on Unix; Solaris is Sun
Microsystems' version of Unix.
"The code release complements RealNetwork's strategy to promote
its multiformat system over proprietary systems, such as
Microsoft's Windows Media. RealNetworks has taken this approach to
try to recoup market share in the media software business that
Microsoft has gained in recent years..."