[mythtv-users] Help sponsor MythTVMultiplex.
roo.watt at gmail.com
Sat Apr 14 00:32:26 UTC 2007
On 14/04/07, Chad <masterclc at gmail.com> wrote:
> > However, as was pointed out earlier, I have no problems with a company
> > benefiting from open-source software, it happens all the time and that's
> > kind of how the model really works anyway. Though I agree that it would
> > be nice if the company in question was either pitching in more or at
> > least being more open about what exactly they're pitching in.
> I completely agree with this, and that first part was my point in my
> reply. I don't necessarily agree with the last part though. Just
> because a company has a separate "branch" for open source development,
> I don't think it's then necessary to point back at their commercial
> wing to show what their other businesses are. In the US, if a company
> has multiple companies registered under one name (DBA) they don't
> typically point out this fact.
> I don't think it's necessary, I don't think it's helpful, and I don't
> think it's 'questionable' if they don't. They are ultimately helping
> out thousands of MythTV users, and getting done what plenty of other
> "individuals" haven't been able to in the past. So, being more open
> about what they are pitching in doesn't seem relevant (and by the way
> they were open about how much they initially will invest, 500 Euros),
> mostly because it's a good feature for a lot of users that other's
> have (unsuccessfully) tried to organize for development in the past.
> And most of all, above and beyond any other point I tried to make, I
> think that because there are 3 developers who have agreed to this,
> none of the 'details' should be questionable. It's as simple as
> donate or not, and OSP will cover the rest; apparently even if that
> means the full 6000 Euros.
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