[vdr] OT: issues about binary only code in GPLed programs [WAS] future VDR and Net??eiver OEM from Reelmultimedia
ms at citd.de
Sun Jul 1 23:52:58 CEST 2007
On 01.07.2007 21:10, Georg Acher wrote:
> On Sun, Jul 01, 2007 at 08:43:04PM +0200, Matthias Schniedermeyer wrote:
> > If only the hardware vendors where as "united" as the movie-industry.
> HDCP was invented by Intel, Silicon Image holds a lot of patents on DVI and
> HDMI. As long as they can sell chips and licenses, they don't care about the
> consumer, looks quite united to me ;-)
That's the "back-stabbing"-part i meant.
You can be certain that there is someone to pick up a knife laying around.
Here is another example of such a "knife" thing from today:
They invented it because they think that someone will want it (and most
probably someone will), just the same as Intel/Silicon Image.
Another word would be:
"anticipatory obedience" ("vorauseilender Gehorsam" (translated by dict.leo.org))
Real Programmers consider "what you see is what you get" to be just as
bad a concept in Text Editors as it is in women. No, the Real Programmer
wants a "you asked for it, you got it" text editor -- complicated,
cryptic, powerful, unforgiving, dangerous.
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