Hi all, Just a note to some of you here that may be interested. For those of you that do not know XVID is an open source project for MPEG 4 compatible video. It is covered by the GNU licence agreement. This is a video format that most people believe is currently as good as DIV X 5 if not better. I have used it extensively and it is fantastic. IMO better than the current build of DIv x 5 and better than Quicktime mov. A company called Sigma Designs(www.sdesigns.com) has stolen the source code behind the XVID project and labeled it as their own. Sigma Designs has infringed the developers work by more or less copying the whole code behind the XVID project and labeling it as their own. Over at www.xvid.org they have decided to stop the development of xvid in protest that sigma designs and "their" realMAGIC codec has infringed the GNU agreement. Sigma Designs are stealing the work of the average person, who works hard in his/her spare time to develop software for the greater good of others. Even divx networks support the XVID team. www.divx.com This is a great injustice to the open source movement. I mention it here in the general column, hoping that those of you who agree what Sigma designs is doing is wrong, will write to them and ask them to stop their unlawful behaviour. This type of behaviour is something that really effects users of PCs MACS SPARCS etc... The code can be compiled for many platforms. If companies start to steal the code of people that make it opensource and get away with it, WE are the ones that lose. Regards all and thanks for reading, I_wolf P.S. I thought that this might particularily strike a chord with the mac community who have constantly had their numerous MAC OS ideas stolen from M$. This is a different sort of thievery none the less but should not be tolerated.