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Andy, since this is a legal binding contract (licensing agreement), if I pay you monies, can you please update us on the 'broad' terms of your licensing agreement so I am legally informed prior to purchase?
Planning phase of the license but pay us now... Right. I've heard that before. Can you elaborate on which (exactly) portions of your release will be GPL and what capabilities the 'base' Dianemo-Rpi2 includes? This is very ambiguous and leaves room for you to decide, after you have solicited monies from people, which portions you may release as GPL and which not. Since the majority of the base of the Dianemo system is GPL (as LinuxMCE is) I'm not sure what the difference is and when/if you intend to provide source for those GPL portions.
Do 'developers' get access to source code that non-'developers' would not have access to?
I'm sorry. Did I just read that correctly. People will have to pay for support through this 'free' forum? WTF? I do not agree with this myself. Andrew do you intend to sponsor the forums and pay for the running of the forum to help with your 'paid' support that you will provide?
For you, yes it appears to be. I really love what you're doing (from a commercial standpoint). But to do it on the back of OSS and a free support forum appears shady to me.
Andy please expressly describe the exactly legal specifications of the license I would pay for. Thank you.
All the best
I understand the 'wow' factor that UI2 + Overlay has. But it also has, in a significant number of cases, the opposite reaction from family members. We used to use UI2 + Overlay as our standard config on MD's and we stopped doing that because for many people it looked dated and was a challenge to use with a gyration style remote too. It's one of those features that looks great in a demo when someone see's it used briefly as it delivers a lot of eye-candy - but in real use its actually not that friendly to navigate or use (we have plenty of user feedback on that!).
Thats what's great about lmce to me....options.....I had ui2 and I used the ui2 to "wow" people. But I also used the gyration remote without using it as a air mouse and thanks to (i think was) tom who worked on it, its functionality was similar to a normal ir entertainment center remote. The ability to press one button, bring up mythtv and flip through channels using the channel change buttons, then as company walked in bring up that floorplan while watching the game is great. Then other times I used my phone/tablet. The least convenient in my opinion was using my phone/tablet, but like I say, with a md you have options. Just my 2 cents. It sounds as though Dianemo will not have the option to implement a rpi as a full md?
Personally, for my standalone core, I've always just used whatever motherboard/graphics I have laying around, regardless of brand/performance. Or buy a mobo that ticks all the boxes, without caring about graphics. Even if the screen does appear the size of a matchbox, why do you care. But this is just my experience. You could always stick an older nVidia graphics card in if you had serious problems.
Don't piddle about buying old kit to match your old CPU, just cough up and replace it all, doesn't need to be particularly powerful.
You haven't said whether you are intending on using the motherboard as a hybrid or standalone core. If hybrid is what you require, then yes nVidia might not be a bad idea (although that's not to say people haven't had successes with other cards). As for which chip, personally, if I had a choice between two, I would go for the older one. But that's just me.
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What I would do is, I would re-run the setup wizard, and follow Sarahs questions. She knows where to put the settop box.