[mythtv-users] Full HD MythTV
Michael T. Dean
mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Sat Oct 27 03:56:30 UTC 2007
On 10/26/2007 11:31 PM, Doug Young wrote:
> On 10/26/07, Jerry Rubinow <jerrymr at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Mainly I'm skeptical of their stated reason for not implementing under
>> Linux, as Kevin mentioned.
> While I agree that it's a BS reason, I have found that it's a common
> one. It took a lot of convincing from and for a lot of people to get
> my current company to even consider a Linux version of their server
> software. Most corporate entities are scared of releasing on Linux,
> and justifiably so. ...
Besides, $$$$$$. Do you all realize how expensive it is to maintain
closed-source binary-only software releases for all the many varied
flavors of GNU/Linux distributions and with the rapid pace of
development of things like GCC, the kernel, and, well, GNU/Linux...
Releasing a closed-source binary-only driver is one thing--and I'm still
amazed that NVIDIA feels it's worthwhile to do such (especially
considering how much cheaper (I feel the real cost of) releasing specs
would be--i.e. I don't subscribe to their paranoid "lose our competitive
advantage" statements)--as it only relies on the kernel interfaces.
Couple that with all the dependencies of an application, and you have to
be the size of Oracle to even consider it. I doubt that a company
selling hacked satellite STB's of questionable legality is that size
(however, I will guess that the intent of their business is to turn a
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