Voting for a native i386/amd64 flash player

Lucian at lucian at
Sat Oct 3 05:28:30 UTC 2009

On Sat, Oct 3, 2009 at 5:56 AM, Chad Perrin <perrin at> wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 02, 2009 at 08:15:07PM -0500, J Sisson wrote:
>> And if enough people petition Microsoft, we can get them to release Windows
>> 7 source under the GPL.
>> Reality called...your request to ignore it was denied.
> Actually, we *could*.  The problem is the definition of "enough".  I'm
> sure that if you got 100% of the Windows users in the world to do so,
> Microsoft top brass would be hard-pressed to avoid acquiescing.
> Meanwhile, I'm sure that if you got 1% to do so, it would raise some
> eyebrows at Microsoft, but utterly fail to get MS executives to put a
> moment's thought into making that kind of licensing change, except
> perhaps to laugh at it.  The problem is figuring out the exact threshold,
> somewhere between 1% and 100%.
> In other words, to quote an old off-color joke:
>    "We've already established you're a prostitute, my dear.  Now we're
>    just haggling over the price."
> --
> Chad Perrin [ original content licensed OWL: ]

Better pray for Theora's mass adoption on streaming sites :-)

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