Leading Open-Source, Open-Standard DRM Project OpenIPMP Announces New Version, Boasting Cross-Platform OMA, ISMAcryp, MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 Support

Posted by dcparris on Jul 17, 2006 7:28 PM EDT
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Open-source project OpenIPMP today announced the release of OpenIPMP v2, a major upgrade to the leading open- source and open-standards based DRM (Digital Rights Management) system originally released in 2002.

[It's a disgrace that Free/Open Source Software users embrace the idea of restricting freedom this way. Some who host their projects on Sourceforge may wish to move them to Savannah. - dcparris]

NEW YORK, July 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Open-source project OpenIPMP today announced the release of OpenIPMP v2, a major upgrade to the leading open- source and open-standards based DRM (Digital Rights Management) system originally released in 2002. The OpenIPMP project aims to provide the development community with interoperable DRM software that can be easily ported to any platform (including Windows, Mac, Linux and embedded platforms). Unlike proprietary DRM solutions, OpenIPMP's interoperable DRM design adheres to a variety of open standards, including OMA (Open Mobile Alliance) v2 DRM specifications, ISMA encryption / DRM signaling specifications for MPEG-4 streaming and local playback (ISMAcryp), and MPEG's IPMP specifications for MPEG-2 and MPEG-4. The project, which can be downloaded from SourceForge (http://sourceforge.net/projects/openipmp), includes a J2EE server for managing rights and issuing licenses, as well as client SDKs intended for integration with MPEG encoders and decoders (i.e. players). The new release not only expands the range of OpenIPMP's adherence to interoperable standards, but also includes a variety of structural and developmental improvements to the code. The integration interface is now much cleaner, with pluggable key management (both OpenIPMP v1 protocol and OMA), a full crypto system interface, and an upgraded client-server protocol that now uses web services (SOAP). It also now includes both VisualStudio v6 and v7 project files (for client SDKs), Eclipse project files (for server), as well as linux makefiles. Although OpenIPMP is designed to be integrated with any MPEG-4 or MPEG-2 based A/V management system, the open source release comes fully integrated with MPEG4IP. Sponsored by Cisco, MPEG4IP is the most popular open-source MPEG-4 encoding, decoding, and playback software suite (http://sourceforge.net/projects/mpeg4ip). Additionally, OpenIPMP plug-ins for Microsoft's Windows Media Player and Apple Quicktime player are commercially available from a variety of leading MPEG codec vendors. For more information about the OpenIPMP project and related professional services, please contact the OpenIPMP project team at info@mutablemedia.com.

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Is all Privacy and Security a Disgrace, too, then? CraigMiller 40 1,686 Jul 21, 2006 3:15 PM

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