I received this comment from a reader who my WordPress server decided to not allow to publish (for some reason that I cannot figure out)… -geoff
Actually DSD is open source, as far as I am aware.
The SACD specification however (contained in the Scarlet Book), must be licensed (from Philips).
But the interesting thing in this article is, what Jim Collinson wrote in his blog.
Personally I agree with him!
For me as a costumer/listener there is no need for a thing like MQA.
The record companies better aim for better recordings/masterings – and the listeners should pay more attention to their setup and their listening room, if they want to improve their listening experience.
From a more technical point of view the blog posts of Archimago from this week and the one before,
can provide a deeper insight in the MQA processes: