Voting for a native i386/amd64 flash player
m.seaman at infracaninophile.co.uk
Sat Oct 3 07:50:28 UTC 2009
Lucian @ lastdot.org wrote:
> On Sat, Oct 3, 2009 at 5:56 AM, Chad Perrin <perrin at apotheon.com> 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: http://owl.apotheon.org ]
> Better pray for Theora's mass adoption on streaming sites :-)
Google apparently favours HTML-5 as their future direction, rather than
Flash. And where YouTube goes, the rest of the world will surely follow,
at least as far as Video streaming is concerned.
Dr Matthew J Seaman MA, D.Phil. 7 Priory Courtyard
PGP: http://www.infracaninophile.co.uk/pgpkey Ramsgate
Kent, CT11 9PW
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