[vorbis-dev] now i'm a real vorbis guy.

David Terrell dbt at meat.net
Tue Jan 2 10:36:46 PST 2001

On Tue, Jan 02, 2001 at 07:32:58PM +0100, Lourens Veen wrote:
> > Xiphophorus wasn't the company in question :)
> > 
> > We were getting funded by iCast, and entertainment company.  Whatever
> > business model they had, didn't work, and it folded, thus drying up a
> > source of funding for several developers.
> > 
> > Our business didn't fail, our benefactors did.
> Ah, I see now. I hope you will find new sources of funding then. How is
> Vorbis with content protection? I mean open sourcing your libs doesn't
> really seem compatible with blocking the end user from saving the stream
> to disk, and if funding comes from companies who want this kind of
> stuff, it may be a problem.

What makes you think that closed sourcing your libs will help anyone
block the end user from saving streams to disk?  I have yet to see
a copy protection scheme that could stand up to real users.

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