[icecast] [OT] GPL video format

Michael Smith msmith at xiph.org
Fri Mar 7 18:25:40 PST 2003



On Saturday 08 March 2003 10:07, Rakotomandimby Mihamina wrote:
> Hi all ,
> i heard on usenet ( fr.comp.applications.libre ) that Xiph would carry
> out a new gpl video format ( as well as Xiph did for *.ogg )
> Is it real ??? it would be great and where is the related website ?
>

Xiph doesn't create GPL codecs (though vorbis was GPL a LONG LONG time ago), 
since the license is too restrictive for many purposes. We do have a video 
codec called 'Theora' in progress, though (under a BSD-style license).

Mike

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