Posted by: Anonymous
on January 12, 2009 12:58 PM
Your house must be fun when a girl comes over to visit?
"Can I watch this video on YouTube?" "Ok, but I have to download it..."
"Oh check out this new music video on apple.com" "erm... no.. see Quicktime is bad because... well you know the computer code? They wouldn't let us see it..."
Come on, I like open source too, and it has a lot of advantages, but something is still useful if it's useful, open source or not. For example MPEG4 AVC video (used by Quicktime is State-of-the-art, and no patent-free-open-source variant even comes close. There are open source reference decoders, but using them (at least the encoders) isn't technically legal unless you obtain a license first (you do that, right?)