[Ffmpeg-devel] Re: On2 vs libvp62

Måns Rullgård mru
Thu Apr 20 09:50:34 CEST 2006

Rich Felker <dalias at aerifal.cx> writes:

> On Wed, Apr 19, 2006 at 08:36:39AM +0100, M?ns Rullg?rd wrote:
>> bad it is.  The reason bad closed source is perhaps more wide-spread
>> is that behind a bad commercial product there is usually a marketing
>> department that may be able to spin something that makes the product
>> sell despite its flaws.  An open source product is promoted by its
>> quality alone, meaning that the bad ones won't be used by many people.
> No, unfortunately "open source" has marketing departments too. Just
> look at Xiph.org! Or an even better example: Redhat and all their
> horrible bugware/bloatware (GNOME, gcc, glibc, ...).

OK, I partially agree with you there.  Gnome and KDE are indeed
monsters, and I don't use them.  I don't see why you bundle gcc and
glibc in this category though.  Neither is crammed full of dubious
features just for the sake of it, even if gcc could be improved in a
few places, and glibc is admittedly fairly large.

M?ns Rullg?rd
mru at inprovide.com

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