TBeck, when you release the public beta, will you please share its source code?
Getting the source code into such a form is exactly what I'm interested in. Are you willing to accept help?
why do you spend so much time on fixing all bugs, if you plan to rewrite the whole thing?
I don't plan to rewrite the whole software. I will translate it to another language that isn't too different from the current one. This should be much easier if the current version is clean.
Although the question might have been answered before in the alpha/beta testing threads, I guess this is the right thread to have it included as well for reference:Thomas, do you already know which software license you will use for the codec?
When i release the source code i want it to be used by others. I will choose a license which makes this easy. Probably GNU. But i have to admit, that i don't know too much about the differences of open source licenses. I will deal with this when the source code is ready.
Quote from: TBeck on 17 January, 2007, 09:07:40 PMWhen i release the source code i want it to be used by others. I will choose a license which makes this easy. Probably GNU. But i have to admit, that i don't know too much about the differences of open source licenses. I will deal with this when the source code is ready.Highly recommended:O'Reilly - Understanding Open Source and Free Software LicensingI can also help you with your questions and the like.
Thomas, is the source code release dependant on your publishing a paper about your technology?
How advanced are you with that?
Or will the source code release be your "previous works" insurance?
Protection would be very important for me. It would break my heart (here i can get really pathetic...), if someone would steal my ideas.
Releasing source code will never protect your ideas, no matter what license you choose for your codec. Quite the opposite, source code would make your ideas much more "stealable".There are only two ways to protect your ideas currently: trade secrets (that is, no source code release) or patenting.
No problem with others using my ideas, if this is guaranteed (at least for some time).
Quote from: TBeck on 30 January, 2007, 07:47:49 AMNo problem with others using my ideas, if this is guaranteed (at least for some time).The only way to guarantee that is, again, patents. In that case, your licensing terms could be simply "credit me" instead of "give me cash".Software licences can't do that because they protect your copyright (your code), not your ideas.
If you go with BSD, it'll make it somewhat more likely for TAK to get hardware support, since basically anything can implement it, closed source or not. I'm not too well versed on licenses though.
i don't like BSD ... look what happened with crossover office
i don't like BSD ... look what happened with crossover office ... i rather user LGL.