On Sun, Feb 23, 2003 at 11:11:05AM -0800, Todd Booher scripsit:
If redhat is serious about going after the desktop market (which
I think they are) then they need to address this area. If that requires them to license some technology to do it, that's what should
be done. This is a win-win for both the consumer and redhat.
It would cost Redhat a lot of money for the license, which they will not recoup, because there *is* no desktop market worth mentioning, and most of what there is would react very badly to being asked to pay for some particular proprietary media format.
There is indeed a desktop market - the question is whether red hat wants to enter it. If so, then multimedia capability is a sine qua non, and there is no debate, it must be done. The idea that linux should hunker down and hide in the server room means extinction in the long run. Also, I don't think linux users in general are nearly as poor or as stingy as you assume - I think I speak for the silent majority when I say that I would jump at the chance to pay for quality linux apps, or preferably, distros that ship with these apps - assuming price to be reasonable. Joe -- Phoebe-list mailing list Phoebeemail@example.com https://listman.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/phoebe-list
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