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The Role of Open-Source in Sustainability

The Role of Open-Source in Sustainability Introduction I was invited to speak at the Media Meet & Greet Connect 365 event on June 13, 2023, along with Simon Cardon from GreenWeb. The session was about software’s role in sustainability. I was invited because of my contributions to open-source software (OSS)....

The NAB Show 2023 report

The NAB Show 2023 report Introduction It's been a busy NAB. Our CEO Romain Bouqueau was there. He could find time to visit the show. Here are his findings! Globally this NAB was a pleasant experience. The organization was flawless. Conferences added value even though -toward the end of the...

The era of fakery

The era of fakery Our alternative thoughts on the Metaverse have triggered an interesting internal discussion: if text is mightier than the metaverse and if we are flooded with fake news, will the metaverse be a universe of fakery? In fact the emergence of AI has already dived us into...

The metaverse - alternative thoughts

The metaverse - alternative thoughts The metaverse is a 2x innovation with a 1000x cost. It will take time to take off - if it ever does. Introduction Everyone seems to have an opinion on the Metaverse since Mark Zuckerberg expressed himself during the summer 2021. I like reading opinions...

On decisions (update)

On decisions - update The blog article was updated following to your feedback on social networks. Enjoy!

On decisions

On decisions Updated on 2021/10/04: added references to better articles thanks to your feedbacks :) About efficiency There is one subject that seems to preoccupy tech workers around the world: how to be more efficient? Depending on your position (technician, engineer, sales, manager, CxO, ...) you may have a different...

The outstanding potential of multicast ABR

The outstanding potential of multicast ABR One of the most interesting subject over the last 10 years has been hybridation of services. This hybridation is supported by several factors. The most important for us is the transport. Hybrid transport is often a combination of unicast and multicast (not always but...

The secret about hidden software costs

The secret about hidden software costs An essay on how to keep your development projects under control Introduction I'd like to share a secret with you: there is nothing like a custom software suited to *your* need. At first it may seem a paradox considering our company licenses its software....

Here is what the 2020 horizon hides

Here is what the 2020 horizon hides There is a new decade behind us and another one in front of us. When I look back at the last ten years, I cannot spot any technological disruptive innovation in our industry. I've worked close to R&D during these ten years and...

IBC 2019 report: the calm before the storm

IBC 2019 report: the calm before the storm We'll spare you here the demos about 5G, 8K and blockchains. We're sure by the time you read this article you'll find other reports to cover them extensively! Convergence of networks (hybrid broadcast broadband) There is a reality of a comeback of...

What prevents new Netflix-es to emerge

What prevents new Netflix-es to emerge Introduction Since Netflix emerged as a giant the SVoD market went through different phases: people didn't believe it would succeed (some still do!), then existing actors were unable to understand and move appropriately, then startups tried to plagiarize Netflix, then Netflix has started to...

Wind in the sails of MPEG

Wind in the sails of MPEG Introduction Motion Spell, the company behind GPAC Licensing, has been quite involved in projects that required to follow the standardization activity. The environment has started to change these last years. Deep changes at MPEG The wind of change blows on MPEG. Despite fierce competition...

This All Javascript Mania has to stop

This All Javascript Mania has to stop During the few past years, the price of DRAM has droppped significantly... well, not in 2017. Here is the example of the price of a DDR4 2400MHz stick from February 2017 to January 2018. With a lot at $27 in May 2017, it...

Semantic UI And The Promotion Of Duplication

Semantic UI And The Promotion Of Duplication The way to Semantic UI You may know that, here, at GPAC, we are mostly "low level" application developers. Developing low level native apps is what we mostly do. However, in 2017, a low level apps is often not enough and you have...

SUMMARY OF IBC 2017

SUMMARY OF IBC 2017 This year was the 50th anniversary of IBC. IBC is in our opinion the most important show of our industry (followed by NAB in Las Vegas which addresses the US market better). However we find it unfortunate that the organizers feel obliged to report an increasing...

NAB 2017 report in tweets

NAB 2017 report in tweets Professional low latency MPEG-DASHdemo with @NicolasWeil from @akamami https://t.co/ObNCogLkYp https://t.co/lRfHLWyON8 #NABShow — GPAC Licensing (@GPAClicensing) April 18, 2017 All set for the #NAB2017 @DASH_IF Reception DASH demos: Live CMAF, Low Latency DASH, Ultra Low Latency CMAF + goodies... See you there ! https://t.co/YpIgwe5xkv — Nicolas...

Summary of IBC’15 from the GPAC Licensing team

Summary of IBC’15 from the GPAC Licensing team Dear followers, We are back from IBC and we wanted to share with you our thoughts and feelings about IBC 2015. First of all, there are always more demos powered by GPAC (open-source, standardization) or GPAC Licensing (industry partnerships, licenses and products)....

Summary of IBC’14 from the GPAC Licensing team

Summary of IBC’14 from the GPAC Licensing team Dear followers, We are back from IBC and we wanted to share with you our thoughts and feelings. GPAC demos First we were really proud to see our products used directly on so many booths. People now know the GPAC open-source project...

Summary of NAB'14 from the GPAC Licensing team

Summary of NAB'14 from the GPAC Licensing team Dear followers, We are back from NAB and we wanted to share with you few projects we found particularly interesting. Some of them we are part of, and some of them which just amazed us. GPAC demos GPAC was present on several...