[mythtv-users] LxMSuite.com to provide services to the Myth
geckofiend at gmail.com
Fri May 6 15:37:54 UTC 2005
On 5/6/05, David Brieck Jr. <dbrieck at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 5/6/05, Ryan A. Carris <racarris at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Why the heck do you feel you deserve free listings from Tribune? I
> > think that they have every right to charge us. They charge Comcast,
> > DirectTV, Tivo and everyone else. They spend money on servers,
> > bandwidth, system administators, and people to input the data. Do you
> > expect them to give this away for free?
> I would have no problem with them charging for the data but if they are
> planning to do it under the veil of helping open source I disagree. If they
> want to charge they should come right out and say so.
*They* (being TMS) aren't the ones oferring this.
> When they decide to charge for listing I'll be signing up, none of us will
> have a choice.
Sure you do, go back to scrapping the websites. What? That sucks you say?
> Oh, and why don't we have a choice? Because they have a
> stranglehold on the tv and movie listings here in america. Where else can
> you find this data? No where and that's because everyone uses them, yahoo,
> microsoft, and every newspaper site out there.
They're one of two big aggregators. It's not like there are a bunch
of little tv-listings content aggregators that got run out of
business. TMS and Gemstar provide a service. That service makes
things like MythTV a lot nicer.
People act like all this data just magicly finds it's way into
databases all nice and neat and then gets delivered by the bandwidth
faeries to our machines every night.
> Once again, if this were Microsoft you'd be bitching along with me as well.
Just because we use/write open source doesn't mean we hate businesses
or even Microsoft.
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