[MPlayer-users] ASF patenting ?

Jeffrey Hammel jhammel at EECS.Berkeley.EDU
Thu Jul 11 17:58:01 CEST 2002

Kylus <kylus at pizzle.org> wrote:
> I think if M$ had a problem with mplayer, we'd have heard
> rumblings from Redmond by now over it.
Probably similar to linux.  First, they thought "this is a hacker's
toy....we don't care about it!"  Then they argued that it was competition
to save m$ from being a monopoly.  Now they actually care, though of
course they still cry "this is a hacker's toy....we don't care about it!"
while at the same time arguing that linux is competition.  So when mplayer
(written by a few people for no $$$) surpasses MediaPlayer (which cost god
knows how many $$$ to develop) then they'll start crying.  Sorry, not
exactly on topic, but I felt in a particular anti-m$ today and had to take
it out on the list.

Jeff Hammel

E: "I have conclusive proof that the new number of the beast is 834"
P: "What makes you so sure?"
E: "He appeared to me in a vision!"   P: "Rubbish!"
E: "He was dressed in white and had angel's eyes..."

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