[MPlayer-dev-eng] matroska container sold to IBM
gabor at z10n.net
Sat Apr 5 20:25:55 CEST 2003
On Sat, 2003-04-05 at 20:10, D Richard Felker III wrote:
> > Best regards from Hawaii
> Christian, I've thought you were a total asshole in the past, but
> selling out like this is the last straw. I don't see how you can claim
> it's beneficial to us for IBM to make Matroska proprietary, except
> perhaps that it will keep people from using the horrible format... :)
> I have no more interest in seeing oene behemoth dominate the market
> with a proprietary codec (IBM with WARP) than another (MS with WMV).
> In fact, I prefer WMV because it's already been reverse engineered,
> whereas getting support for this new IBM mess in free software is
> going to be another setback to us.
> Now, please take your proprietary crap off this list, and we'll get
> back to implementing formats that are superior technically and
> freedom-wise. Good riddance to you.
it was an april fool's joke... it somehow didn't arrive here until
today, but you can check the date of that mail and see that it's 1st
btw. when i read it on xine-user back at 1st april i sent a mail to
christian hjw too, demanding to get an explanation why did he decide to
switch to closed source :)).... looks like i'll never learn :)
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