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Friday, February 2nd, 2007

This interview with Paul Kafasis of Rogue Amoeba mentions that their product, Nicecast, is using the GPL’d streaming server Icecast. I wondered how this could be so, and so I googled around and found this answer on the Icecast mailing list:

Icecast code is not linked to their code. They run a icecast 1.3.x daemon (last I checked) as a separate process. Essentially they ship icecast 1.3.x and just provide a friendly gui that works externally. If they’ve made modfications to icecast, those should also be public, but last I checked, they were just using stock code.

There is also a credt to Icecast in their manual. If I were Paul, I would consider using an open source streaming server a huge marketing point, but it doesn’t seem to be anywhere on their website. Oh well.