[theora-dev] theora.org website proposal

Arc Riley arc at xiph.org
Mon Feb 23 15:40:04 PST 2004

On Mon, Feb 23, 2004 at 10:38:44AM -0800, Aaron Colwell wrote:
> There is Theora support in the Helix Player for Linux. You have to build 
> the theora plugin yourself, or I can send you one. If there is interest I 
> could also spend some time and try to get the plugins working in Windows 
> as well. If I do that, then you can either use the standard Real desktop 
> players like RealOne or RealPlayer 10. If you don't want to use one of 
> those then you can just build splay, which is a simple Helix command-line 
> player.

Speaking of the Helix player, what's the deal with this "Binary Research 
Use License"?  IANAL, but the RPSL seems decent enough, but this second 
license neuters most of the rights that the first license grants, most 
specifically, the right to redistribute the source code.  

As much as I'd like to see the player in action, I can't agree to the 
second license.  Why is the player being advertised as being "copyleft" 
and "open source" when it's restricted with a proprietary license?
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