[JPL] To Be Owned By Sony

Bob Stockton drbob456 at hotmail.com
Fri Nov 18 10:41:09 EST 2005


I wonder if the Sony exec who signed off on this has his resume' in order?



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>Subject: Re: [JPL] To Be Owned By Sony
>Date: Fri, 18 Nov 2005 10:01:52 -0500
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>It looks like the software Sony BMG used has itself violated  copyright 
>rules. From a Reuters story running at CNET:
>
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><http://news.com.com/2100-1027_3-5960222.html>
>This music player contains components from an open-source project, an  MP3 
>player called LAME, it has emerged.
>
>"Multiple software components on the CD have references to the LAME  
>open-source MP3 code," Finnish software developer Matti Nikki said in  an 
>e-mail.
>
>After unraveling the code, others found similar evidence.
>
>"We can confirm that at least five functions in the XCP software are  
>identical to functions in LAME," said Thomas Dullien at security  software 
>firm Saber Security in Bochum, Germany, which specializes in  the analysis 
>of complex software.
>
>Open-source software, if used, needs to be identified as such, so  that it 
>can be freely shared with others. Developers on Slashdot.org  and other 
>Internet bulletin boards could not find an open-source  reference in the 
>copy-protection software.
>
>If open-source software is tightly integrated into a single  executable 
>program, the whole application has to become open source  software, even 
>open source software such as LAME whose MP3 encoder is  licensed under the 
>more relaxed Lesser General Public License (LGPL),  a lawyer said.
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