[vorbis-dev] Vorbis license terms?
jack at icecast.org
Tue Feb 15 20:26:37 PST 2000
> Also, vorbis is going to have an uphill fight in the commercial arena,
> where 90% of the userbase still is. mp3 is heavily entrenched, and
> most windows developers have little interest in open sourcing their code.
> If you want to see the codec succeed, LGPL is a minimum, but a
> restrictions-free license would boost the adoption of vorbis.
> How much of a difference that would make, I don't know. But it would help
> the codec gain acceptance and make it more useful.
I don't see how the lgpl prevents anything.
Sonique has already shown interest and given us specs to write a plugin
Winamp specs are already available.
So the two most popular mp3 based media players will support vorbis
Using resources from iCast we plan to encourage and help Microsoft and
RealNetworks adopt the technology. LGPL isn't not a problem :)
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