Rockbox mail archiveSubject: Re: mp3 tools
Re: mp3 tools
From: Johan Vromans <jvromans_at_squirrel.nl>
Date: Fri, 30 Jan 2004 17:14:37 +0100
Quite predictably, Fred Maxwell writes:
> I disagree.
Of course you do :-).
> For the vast majority of people, the important question is whether
> the software is how well the software works and whether it is
> freeware, adware, spyware, shareware, or commercial.
Indeed. But with accessible source, everyone can see for himself that
a piece of software is free of undesirable side-effects. And, very
important, everyone can make changes to improve the software. If
Rockbox were not open source, it would have been only a shadow of what
it is now.
And no, let's not start the EAC discussion again.
> Most users lack either the skills or time to make changes to
> software and would not download the source even if it were
I think you confuse being able to choose for Open Source Software
(which is a political/ethical issue) with the ability to actually
modify it (a technical issue).
> I would not trade my freeware CD audio extraction for open source
Yes, we all know that already. But nobody is asking you to drop your
favourite software. Not even me.
Received on 2004-01-30