Last month, the leading provider of live streaming tools and software Streamlabs has been charged copy the ad image, format, reviews, and even some key features of another platform after it announced the launch of a web-based broadcast studio Streamlabs Studio.
When concerned about the obvious similarities between the two programs and marketing activities arise, former employees and other companies in the streaming space have followed up by highlighting instances of ethics violations from Streamlabs, including allegations from the Open Broadcaster Software (OBS) team, of operating on on and maintaining an open source platform.
Now, more than a month after the initial backlash and Streamlabs’ silence on all social media, the OBS team has provided an update today on the controversy’s part, with one of the OBS most prominent developer, Hugh “Jim” Bailey noted that there have been ongoing discussions between the Streamlabs and OBS team over the past few weeks.
These talks revolve around building trust and partnership through transparent conversation to a post from OBS, led to both sides agreeing on a plan to move forward.
“Both of our teams have a common mission to support streamers, and the industry is better off when we can all work together,” said Jim. “We are delighted to have Streamlabs long-term support for the project so we can continue to build tools for the community. We would like to thank the team at Streamlabs for listening and taking immediate action to address the issues that led to the current state. While past actions cannot be changed, we look forward to a fresh start.”
Streamlabs noted that it will immediately begin work on removing the OBS portion from its platform’s branding in a statement on November 17, which has largely been completed as the program is now known as Streamlabs Desktop.
In its first Twitter post since November 17, Streamlabs thanks the OBS team for the open discussions and hard work today, and reiterates that the platform’s goal has always been “to serve.” creators”.
Despite this, many people remain skeptical about the situation, questioning what Streamlabs is willing to do to prove that Streamlabs really wants to serve creators. We will have to wait for further updates from the OBS or Streamlabs team to see how this situation will be remedied and how Streamlabs as a platform will recover.
https://dotesports.com/streaming/news/obs-provides-update-on-streamlabs-media-controversy OBS provides updates on Streamlabs . media controversy