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Re: The Multimedia Question



On Thu, 2007-07-19 at 14:13 -0400, Bill Nottingham wrote:
> Tom spot Callaway (tcallawa redhat com) said: 
> > I don't like the fact that we have to have firmware without source.
> > However, firmware is a far more necessary evil than enabling Windows
> > Media file support.
> 
> How is enabling users the ability to access their own data more evil
> than enabling users the ability to use their own hardware?
> 
> If the only legal way for a user to access their own data is via
> software that comes with a patent license, I don't have that big of
> an issue pointing to that along with whatever brainwashing/education/beethoven
> we want to subject them to.

Which other proprietary apps should we link to? Acrobat opens PDFs that
evince doesn't. What about flash? 

I do have that big of an issue.

And on top of that, we shouldn't be helping Fluendo (or anyone), profit
from it.

~spot


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