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Re: [opensuse] Proprietary media support
- From: Winston Graeme <winstongraeme@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 27 Aug 2005 00:31:55 +0100 (BST)
- Message-id: <20050826233155.87980.qmail@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
--- Renegade Penguin <renegadepenguin@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> You could legally distribute the MP3 codecs with the
> player for $50,000
> and up.
> Alternatively, pay $15,000 per year up front and you
> can distribute at
> 75¢ per unit.
> Similar scheme for DVD. This is how Linspire does
> it. Linspire isn't
> the most usable distro out there because of having
> this ability either.
> I wouldn't suggest it.
> houghi wrote:
> >On Fri, Aug 26, 2005 at 12:28:57PM +0200, Kenneth
> Aar wrote:
> >>I think we are on to a groundbreaking idea here.
> If users could download
> >>the dvdplayer and mp3 codecs for a fixed price I
> can't see how this
> >>could fail to become the most usable distro out
> there. Trying to play
> >>either dvds og mp3 would give you a message
> telling you that you can
> >>download from the suse site for x amount of ?. I
> belive Michael
> >>Robertson CEO of Linsipre said in LFX magazine no.
> 68 that they pay 3.5$
> >>for each licence for the DVD MPEG playback. So if
> They are charging
> >>9.95$ they are good profit.
> >I wonder if there is a minimum amount to be paid,
> otherwise I could just
> >start selling these at say 7.50USD or 6EUR, make
> money and do something to
> >the comunity. Wether or not I will prosecute people
> who copy the software
> >is a complete other matter. I probably will point
> my finger, say you are a
> >naught boy and be very, very upset.
> >I would just put the bin files in rpm, deb and tgz
> files and do it for
> >all, not just SUSE. As it would be legal, Novell
> could point to my site.
> >Mmm. Where could I get info about this?
"I think we are on to a groundbreaking idea here. If
users could download
the dvdplayer and mp3 codecs for a fixed price I can't
see how this
could fail to become the most usable distro out there.
Trying to play
either dvds og mp3 would give you a message telling
you that you can
download from the suse site for x amount of ?."
I would see it as quite enoying to say the least if I
as a new Linux user finally start up my system ... all
great open-source software ... & all eager I throw in
a DVD & start up the player and I'm told that I'll
have to pay in order to watch my DVD....so much for
Couldn't there be a link in a Player which points to
site which is hosted in a country where codecs can
legally be downloaded ?
Or as said above ... Novell pays money .. & the user
has no hassle .. or is this against policy ?
Sorry but I really don't get it why this is all so
difficult when Novell is a huge global company.
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