Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 12th Jun 2007 15:23 UTC
Mac OS X As you have surely noticed by now, Apple's CEO Steve Jobs held his keynote speech yesterday at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco. So far, the responses have been mixed; I have seen a lot of excitement, but also a lot of disappointment. Personally, I am not really sure where I stand.
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RE[3]: Gaming is it
by Slapo on Tue 12th Jun 2007 19:15 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Gaming is it"
Slapo
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You've said it yourself:
"Open-source games couldn't generate the money (in my opinion) to pay for the amount of developers, artists, musicians needed to make modern games."
There's no arguing about that, a multi-million-dollar game released as Free Software and making money probably won't happen ;)

The thing with proprietary binaries is that they usually do what people need them to do, without waiting for someone to write an open clone, which will take a long time to get near the original in many aspects.
So while it may go against the Free Software as a foundation for Linux license wise (or is it?), they'll probably have to switch to a license that allows it without just being tolerated, but accepted.
I couldn't care less if e.g. Fifa 2004, of which I own an original CD, would run on Linux and be just a bunch of binaries if it ran. Frankly, most people don't use open source apps because they are open source, but because they get them for free (and pre-compiled).
Besides, Free Software doesn't necessarily have to be in conflict with non-free software.

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