About two months ago, RealNetworks made a claim that they did not anticipate a lawsuit from the MPAA. However the MPAA has been trying to block the distribution of the company’s RealDVD software. The litigation issue is not stopping RealNetworks from hiring engineers to work on a project calld Facet. Facet is DVD player software that copies and stores DVDs.
RealNetworks posted a job on Craigslist earlier that requested Linux engineers to apply for the job based in Seattle.
“RealNetworks Inc., based in Seattle, WA, has recently formed a new consumer media platform team whose charter is to deliver Facet, a game-changing home entertainment system. Formed as a startup within RealNetworks, the Facet team is being led by one of the founders of RealNetworks, Phil Barrett, and has already attracted executives from Amazon.com, Microsoft, Disney and Intel, and RealNetworks. The Facet team is creating a rich set of consumer media experiences that will make the consumer electronics industry stand up and take notice,” stated the Craigslist ad.
“You will be working with innovative managers and engineers to create the next generation home entertainment platform. You will design, code, debug, and optimize your software to run on a variety of CPU architectures and graphic subsystems. Your software products will be embedded into large-volume consumer electronic devices. Therefore code quality, robustness, and performance are critical.”
The lawsuit between the MPAA and RealNetworks will continue on May 21. Both parties will make their closing arguments.