Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 15th May 2010 19:23 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes There's one complaint we here at OSNews get thrown in our faces quite often: what's up with the lack of, you know, operating system news on OSNews? Why so much mobile phone news? Why so much talk of H264, HTML5, and Flash? Where's the juicy news on tomorrow's operating systems? Since it's weekend, I might as well explain why things are the way they are. Hint: it has nothing to do with a lack of willingness.
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Kroc
Member since:
2005-11-10

I think that’s a very good summation—we’re covering topics that matter to those who use alternative operating systems.

If H.264, Adobe, Apple take hold of the future of technology then there will be no room for alternative operating systems. No foothold for them either. We don’t want that.

I want a future where an Amigan can participate on the most complex HTML5 websites just the same as anybody on OS X or Windows. H.264, Adobe and Apple stand in the way of that.

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Fergy Member since:
2006-04-10

Again with this FUD. There is nothing stopping developers from implementing h.264 anywhere, the only criteria is that you pay the licensing fee, and that depends on the amount of users who are going to use it. Apple is actually helping alternate operating systems

I'm kind of getting tired of the agenda being pushed here and the spreading of misinformation as fact, or how selective people are with information when when it comes to feeding their agenda.

Having to pay a license fee goes against open source so the minute an application or OS uses h.264 it stops being open source.
With huge projects such as Linux or Firefox why are you willing to pay for less than 1% of the codebase? What if you had to license every piece of software in your distribution?

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