AudioScience HPI Is Prelude to Further Linux Support

AudioScience HPI Is Prelude to Further Linux Support
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AudioScience released Hardware Programming Interface audio adapter driver software as source code under the GPL open source license. The company said HPI allows application developers to use the digital processing features of its cards such as multiple stream MPEG compression, time scaling and automatic fades.
"Linux is becoming more important to the broadcast and professional audio industry," said Eliot Blennerhassett, senior engineer for AudioScience.
"Moving our HPI code to the GPL licensing scheme is a prelude to providing support for our products under important Linux standards such as the ALSA audio programming interface," the company stated.
Although the driver code is being released under GPL, the interface components used by audio applications have a less restrictive license model that will allow both propriety and open source software to use the HPI, it stated.
The HPI source code is available from the firm's Web site in the Download section. Updates will be made available as new adapters and features are supported, it said. Info:


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