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Re: GUI, Now Playing & Bluray - Help from Hyderabad
« Reply #30 on: November 25, 2008, 09:01:12 pm »


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Re: GUI, Now Playing & Bluray - Help from Hyderabad
« Reply #31 on: November 26, 2008, 11:17:08 am »
Yoou have a very good point about the theft-v-open source option.  I now better understand your thought process and agree.  Thanks for sharing it.
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Re: GUI, Now Playing & Bluray - Help from Hyderabad
« Reply #32 on: November 28, 2008, 03:57:51 pm »
we are now living in a culture where it is socially acceptable to pirate software, but is wrong no matter how you look at it. Those companies have invested time, money and effort into a proprietary business model. Technology would not be where it is today if was not for proprietary software.

If today's culture is to reconise they they are stealing, they may consider making a better choice and going for open source software. Once they realise it doesn't quite look, or do everything the way they want, while excepting they can not afford to buy the proprietary software, they are more likely to contribute to that software.

I find that India has a very honest culture, compared to the other nations I have visited. No one really considers piracy to be a real crime here, as no one can justify to pay the retail price, when so free and easy to download. Imagine if they did consider it to be a crime like stealing from a shop, imagine if for every copy of priated windows they were using ubuntu.

You may be saying, "micro$oft can afford to not receive that revenue stream", I couldn't give a fuck about micro$oft's revenue, but I do care about getting a programming oriented country like India behind open source. The world would surely be a better place!

Look I think you are missing the point here... LMCE is open source software that you can freely download and install... the source code is provided too. You can't steal it... ;-).

As long as you make any improvements and changes you make to the source code available back to the community then you are a 'good citizen'.

Now if you feel that LMCE, as it is today, is not quire what you need in some way then we provide you with all the source code and access to a very well informed community of software developers/designers/users who can help you understand how to make the changes you feel are needed. As long as you are open and provide those back to the community everyone will be very pleased to have you and your colleagues join us here.

So I think the messages is dont tell us what is wrong... do some research (as Thom suggested) ... get some advice/help from the community... and then go and make the changes you need yourself (and along the way you may well find that other here will also lend a hand if they agree with you).

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