"While RealNetworks, Microsoft and other corporations battle for
control of the streaming media market, efforts to provide open
source alternatives to streaming media products are cropping up
from groups ranging from lone university students to Internet
The products, largely developed under open source rules
that make the end product available for use under a free, public
license, have the potential to throw a monkey wrench into
corporate streaming plans much the way the open source Linux
platform has threatened Microsoft's grip on the market for computer
Groups working on free versions of streaming media products like
those for sale by RealNetworks and others include
Free-expression.org, Xiph.org and Icecast, which was acquired by
CMGI last month."
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