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Re: [SLUG] Streaming media servers

<quote who="QuantumG">

> But assigning your copyright to RealNetworks for the specific purpose so
> that they can dual license it, is just unpaid labor.  When you contribute
> to Helix you're not contributing to a community project, you're
> contributing to RealNetworks' bottom line.

If the project has a sane license, then you are contributing to the commons
in perpetuity (almost, let's not get too finicky), so regardless of the
fortunes of the company (who are most likely doing the majority share of the
development work - why shouldn't they have a good bottom line?), the code
will be Free.

- Jeff

linux.conf.au 2005: Canberra, Australia                http://linux.conf.au/
  "If you want to start a debate on a subject, however, all that seems to
     be necessary is to involve perennial target Richard Gooch." - LWN