Philips starts DVD+R and DVD+RW licensing

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Philips reports that it has started with the licensing program for the DVD+R and DVD+RW related products. Now other companies besides Sony, HP and Philips are able to produce products using the…

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I don’t know how much royalties USUALLY costs, but those figures seem pretty high to me.

I wonder if someone can introduce an open source DVD writable drive?