Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 23rd Oct 2006 20:50 UTC, submitted by Stuart Langridge
Linux In the latest episode of LugRadio, Eric S. Raymond suggests that the Linux community need to start integrating more proprietary software in order to get market share. ESR points to proprietary multimedia codecs as an example of somewhere where Linux distributions should step away from free-software rhetoric in order to get more users, with the aim of bringing those users back to open source later on and to gain more influence with manufacturers and music/movie/media distributors to make Linux a properly supported platform.
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LOL
by judgen on Mon 23rd Oct 2006 21:23 UTC
judgen
Member since:
2006-07-12

Crazy sod! They should NOT implement prop stuff unless nessecary. And support efforts to make an FOSS alternative that can hadle the formats.

Edited 2006-10-23 21:25

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RE: LOL
by ma_d on Tue 24th Oct 2006 01:40 in reply to "LOL"
ma_d Member since:
2005-06-29

It's illegal to make a FOSS alternative to those codecs. That's the problem.

And it's not one of those hazy areas like DeCSS.

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RE[2]: LOL
by dsmogor on Tue 24th Oct 2006 09:57 in reply to "RE: LOL"
dsmogor Member since:
2005-09-01

Fortunately not everywhere. ;)

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