Digital rights management for open source
SideSpace Solutions has released OGG-S, the first open-source Digital Rights Management toolkit. Licensed under the General Public License (GPL), OGG-S is poised to become the leading cross-platform digital asset management solution.
To jumpstart development of OGG-S compliant applications, full documentation of OGG-S is available at the OGG-S website: http://oggs.sourceforge.net. Other available OGG-S components include a royalty-free binary redistribution license and a series of COM objects to accelerate Windows client development. Although the OGG-S specification is media format independent, Ogg Vorbis is the first format officially supported by the toolkit
\”Digital Rights Management has been successfully applied to the consumer marketplace for years in Digital Satellite Systems and Smart Cable Decoders,\” said Ryan Sage of SideSpace, \”It is our genuine hope that content providers use OGG-S to respect the fair-use rights of consumers and produce OGG-S content that brings today\’s media content into the digital age.\”
OGG-S is implemented via a set of C libraries based on the OpenSSL toolkit and supports a wide array of computing platforms. Professional support is available for Windows and Linux OGG-S development.
OGG-S is currently in the late beta stages of development and is expected to be launched in May of 2003. OGG-S is neither affiliated with nor endorsed by either Ogg Vorbis or Xiph.org.