This excerpt taken from the RNWK DEF 14A filed Apr 25, 2005.
Under a voting agreement (the Voting Agreement) entered into in September 1997 among RealNetworks, Accel IV, L.P. (Accel IV), Mitchell Kapor, Bruce Jacobsen and Robert Glaser, each of Accel IV and Messrs. Jacobsen and Kapor have agreed to vote all shares of stock of RealNetworks owned by them to elect Mr. Glaser to the Board of Directors of RealNetworks in each election in which he is a nominee. The obligations under the Voting Agreement terminate with respect to shares transferred by the parties to the Voting Agreement when such shares are transferred. The Voting Agreement terminates on the death of Mr. Glaser.
Pursuant to the terms of an agreement entered into in September 1997 among RealNetworks and Mr. Glaser, RealNetworks has agreed to use its best efforts to nominate, elect and not remove Mr. Glaser from the Board of Directors so long as Mr. Glaser owns a specified number of shares of Common Stock.