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Real releases Helix DNA Server as an open source

Written by Petteri Pyyny (Google+) @ 22 Jan 2003 7:17

Real releases Helix DNA Server as an open source RealNetworks has released the last piece in its open source multimedia streaming jigsaw by releasing the much-awaited Helix DNA Server as an open source product. Real made big headlines in last summer when it announced that it will release all of its media delivery products as open source.
Company released its client software, dubbed as Helix DNA Client and its encoding product, Helix DNA Producer, in last year and claims now that over 10,000 developers are already working with the products and developing their own customized versions of the tools.

Real has been locked in a long and expensive fight with Microsoft in order to dominate the rapidly growing multimedia market. Both companies have extended their reach to new areas, such as mobile phones, stand-alone multimedia players, etc. Both companies have also tried to lure the Hollywood and record labels to choose their platforms as the next industry standard for multimedia distribution in digital age.

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