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Re: [opensuse] a user call for attention on SuSE's mp3 support issue
  • From: "Charles R. Buchanan" <charles@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 28 Jan 2007 07:11:31 -0800
  • Message-id: <20070128065730.5D40.CHARLES@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

On Sun, 28 Jan 2007 13:49:27 +0100, "M. Fioretti" <mfioretti@xxxxxxxxx> took time to say the following:

(^_^)What it says in plain english is that if you put some MPEG4 DIY movie
(^_^)of your own holidays on your own web page together with Google ads,
(^_^)you *have* to pass some of that revenue as royalties to the
(^_^)> I don't speak of content but of file format. how do you think the
(^_^)> uploaded files are made of?
(^_^)Your original message made me think that you give for granted:
(^_^)"I can distribute my own original content as I please" equal to:
(^_^)"I can do it with whatever software technology as I please".
(^_^)This is not the case.
(^_^) Marco

Using that analogy, then why doesn't the "consortium" that adopts TCP/IP
protocols charge for every use of the internet? I mean it is used for
email, and file transfer, buying, selling and everyone is making money,
so why not just make SuSe and Windows users to pay a "royalty" everytime
they want to send a email message, or buy something from Sears? I
didn't find out about this disabled playing of mp3's until yesterday.
That in and of itself is cause for me to seriously look at another
distro. every cd I buy, I rip it to my hard drive. I think that is my
right to do that. Guess I will be playing them with something other than
SuSe. <sigh>

Too many people spend money they haven't earned to buy things they don't want, to impress people they don't like.
-Will Rogers

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