ZDNet UK: Real Prepares to Unwind Source Code

“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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