[K12OSN] OT: Open Source counter-arguments

"Terrell Prudé Jr." microman at cmosnetworks.com
Sun Jul 15 22:30:52 UTC 2007

Les Mikesell wrote:
> Terrell Prudé Jr. wrote:
>> The problem for the end users is that, with Apple's iTunes, you're
>> restricted as hell with what you can do w/ the music that you paid
>> for. And Apple keeps changing the rules, never in the users' favor.
> That's starting to change - the itunes store now offers DRM-free
> tracks for some of their content.  And there's the whole concept of
> podcasting with hundreds of topics on the itunes store (free) that
> probably wouldn't exist without the ipod.
Yes, I read about that DRM-free bit with EMI's tracks.  That's a good
first step.  A good second step would be to quit the ridiculous
patent-encumbrance on its (still Apple-only) AAC music format.


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