On2 Alters Licensing Terms for VP3; Company Responds to Open Source Community Demands.Business Editors
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 28, 2002
On2 Technologies Inc., The Duck Corporation (AMEX AMEX
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VP3, the world's best free-license codec, became available to the open source community in September 2001 and has had over 14,000 developers register for the source code. This recent-generation technology is now available under the Gnu Lesser General Public License The GNU Lesser General Public License (formerly the GNU Library General Public License) or LGPL is a free software license published by the Free Software Foundation. (the Library GPL See GNU General Public License.
1. GPL - General Purpose Language.
2. GPL - ["A Sample Management Application Program in a Graphical Data-driven Programming language", A.L. Davis et al, Digest of Papers, Compcon Spring 81, Feb 1981, pp. 162-167]. ).
"Future versions of VP3 will be released under the LGPL (Lesser GPL) See GNU General Public License. ," said Dan Miller, Founder and CTO (Chief Technical Officer) The executive responsible for the technical direction of an organization. See CIO and salary survey. of On2 Technologies. "This decision was made to further our goals of supporting the open-source community as fully as possible, and to encourage increased adoption, contribution, and distribution of the technology. In addition, we will be re-working the VP3 site and BBS software in conjunction with our next VP3 release."
The license, software, and products such as VP3 for QuickTime (both Mac and Windows versions available), and VP3 for Windows are available at www.vp3.com.
About On2 Technologies, The Duck Corporation
On2 Technologies (AMEX: ONT) is a leading technology firm at the forefront of video compression. The Company revolutionized video encoding with the creation of its advanced full-motion, full-screen, video compression and streaming technology (TrueMotion(R) VP3/VP4/VP5). On2 licenses its high quality video codecs for use in set-top boxes, consumer electronics devices and wireless applications. In addition, On2 offers a suite of products and services, including high-level video encoding, customized technical support, and consulting services. Headquartered in New York City New York City: see New York, city.
New York City
City (pop., 2000: 8,008,278), southeastern New York, at the mouth of the Hudson River. The largest city in the U.S. , the Company has an office in Albany, NY, and operations in London, UK, and Seoul, Korea. On2 may be reached at 145 Hudson Street, New York, NY 10013, telephone 917-237-0500 or email@example.com. Investor inquiries should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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