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RealAudio Rambling

Another area where Microsoft has been throwing its weight around is streaming net content. Its NetMeeting and NetShow apps are direct competition with RealAudio's main products. Streaming data, along with Push represents some of the biggest buzzwords that are going to affect the future of the net, and RealAudio is taking a step towards doing to Right Thing(tm) by opening up a programmers API to the internal organs of their software. This is a nice step in the right direction, but how about following Netscape's lead and releasing the source code under some form of the GPL?
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RealAudio Rambling

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