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Re: visualization of CVS commits

From: Thomas Lord
Subject: Re: visualization of CVS commits
Date: Thu, 26 Jun 2008 18:35:42 -0700
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Stephen J. Turnbull wrote:
Richard M Stallman writes:

 >     if we release such a video in ogg theora, it will end up in
 >     flash on youtube the first day.

 > That is a big problem, and I have been thinking about how to take
 > action on the issue.  I'm thinking about making a short video
 > about this issue to put at the front of all videos we release.

Why not simply license it only for free formats?  You're going to have
to use some kind of "invariant sections" clause in any case, or
somebody will just slice the anti-flash speech off when they rip
theora to flash.

In the early days of GNU proprietary software was used, of necessity,
and supported to attract users, helpers, and attention.  Emacs, GCC,
GDB, and the early shellutils could only be "played" on proprietary

GNU components ran first on proprietary platforms but there was
a plausible plan to replace all proprietary components they depended on.

The video situation isn't entirely comparable but not entirely different, either. One of the things missing is any obvious plan or effort to offer a free software
alternative to youtube and the like.   Saying "don't use that" amounts to
saying "deprive yourself of access to that functionality and no, we've no
plan to how you can get that functionality back."


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