[Ffmpeg-devel] Re: On2 vs libvp62

Balatoni Denes dbalatoni
Thu Apr 20 23:41:01 CEST 2006


cs?t?rt?k 20 ?prilis 2006 05.22-kor Rich Felker ezeket a bolcs gondolatokat 
fogalmazta meg:
> 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, ...).

What is your point? The projects you mentioned (you didn't mention vorbis, but
mentioned xiph) have accomplishments, and have gained somewhat widespread 
acceptance. You probably don't have such accomplishments - definietly not as 
an "ffmpeg developer" - so why not just shut up ? (btw I don't have such 
accomplishments either, but at least I have contributed to ffmpeg more than 
10 lines of trivial fixes - not much more, but still).

> Rich


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