[mythtv] RE: [ANNOUNCE] torrentocracy = rss + bit torrent + myth
andreas at sahlbach.com
Tue Jun 22 16:24:53 EDT 2004
I also agree that you handled it the right way. And I would like to add
some more points:
1) I'm feeling not very well with the reactions of Isaac. Saw this before
with the wiki-project for myhttv. I have the feeling that some people
donšt really think about the consequences when they put their project under
GPL. Of course project owner have their own opinions about their "babies".
But they have to react a bit more neutral. Putting the project under GPL
means that the project is given to the community. If they can't handle this
they shouldn't have made it open source. Examples for such projects that
suffer about bad "leaders": Xfree or PhpNuke.
2) There is more in the world than US. Mythtv is used in several countries
and fortunately most of the countries are not ruled by Disney and Co. While
stealing music and movies is of course a crime, we don't really care about
MPAA or RIAA. Using P2P or Torrents doesn't mean you have to go to jail just
because some rich people want it this way. There are several legal uses for
P2P, especially for Torrents.
I appreciate the hard work and the time people and especially Isaac put into
this project. This is one of the most useful Linux projects I've ever seen.
But GPL is GPL and censorship is censorship. Please be consequent...
Am 22.06.2004 21:23 schrieb "Aaron Longson" unter <zenoniii at yahoo.com>:
> I think you handled it as well as could be. You did annouce to
> the list beforehand, and as you said, there wasn't much feedback. I
> congratulate anyone who takes the time to write something for mythtv.
> This plugin was inevitable. People out there whining about it
> want to put the genie back in the bottle. Sorry, but the filesharing
> communtity goes together too well with mythtv. A handful of times
> mythtv has crashed and missed my wife's recordings. My only recourse
> is to grap the episode from a torrent.
> I find it funny that media projects now live in fear of the MPAA
> or RIAA.
>> I agree I could have handled this better. However, I might add that I
>> did post the plugin announcement on this list four days before
>> submitting anything to slashdot. I received little to no feedback
>> except a couple people who said they thought it was really cool. As
>> well, I personally emailed a couple active people in Myth development
>> in order to solicit their opinions. I only started receiving negative
>> feedback yesterday.
>> I'm also sorry if I caused bandwidth zapping for mythtv.org. I just
>> assumed that any publicity would be welcome and if anything, wanted to
>> show deference for the large amount of great work done by others. I
>> guess this was a wrong assumption. Again, I apologize.
>> However, I should say that I still think this is a viable application
>> and worthy of development regardless if the maintainers of this
>> project agree or do not. I think a lot of people see a use in it, and
>> I think it was a no-brainer that somebody would eventually develop
>> this. Sometimes on this list I see others carping that those with
>> suggestions would be better off spending some time programming rather
>> than suggesting, I have done just that.
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