[mythtv-users] I'm thinking of switching to windows :(
korebantic at gmail.com
Wed Nov 30 15:22:00 EST 2005
I think it's important to make the distinction, even if it seems like to you
semantic bullying (Not to say the comment sounded like that to me).
On 11/30/05, Mike Wafkowski <mikeyw at sohogurus.net> wrote:
> Sorry for the misstep - I'm fully aware of the difference between freeware
> and OSS and anything else you can identify.
> I mistyped...geeze...
> Fact is tho, both packages are FREE for the user to use. Let's leave out
> politics of OSS vs. everything else pleeeze!
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Michael T. Dean" <mtdean at thirdcontact.com>
> To: "Discussion about mythtv" <mythtv-users at mythtv.org>
> Sent: Wednesday, November 30, 2005 2:39 PM
> Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] I'm thinking of switching to windows :(
> > Mike Wafkowski wrote:
> > >I wan't recommending Windows over Linux, just saying that there is
> > >more than one way to "skin a cat." I love Mythtv and also GBPVR.
> > >both very good solutions (better than any others IMHO) and both are
> > >freeware.
> > >
> > >
> > MythTV is definitely *not* freeware (
> > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freeware ). MythTV is open-source, FLOSS
> > (Free/Libre Open Source Software), or libre software, and there is a big
> > difference. Sure, MythTV is available for use free of charge, but who
> > cares? The important thing is that *I'm* free to use it or modify it as
> > I like.
> > So, whereas GBPVR may be freeware (whatever it is, we know it's not open
> > source and is not libre software), MythTV is more "free-the-user-ware".
> > Mike
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