Commit 695bbfac authored by Milan Santosi's avatar Milan Santosi

worked the part on non-free formats

Signed-off-by: default avatarMilan Santosi <milan.santosi@gmail.com>
parent 47b621be
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"Flash is not actually secret but adobe keeps making new versions which
"Flash is not actually secret but Adobe keeps making new versions which
are different, faster than anyone can keep up and make free software
to play those files, so it has almost the same effect as being secret.
to play those files, so it has almost the same effect as being secret."
Then there are the patented formats: it's BAD to distribute recordings
in mp3 or any other proprietary format. Although there IS free software to
handle those formats, distributors legally can not include support for
such formats because they are patented in many countries.
in mp3 or any other proprietary format. Although there IS free
software to handle those formats, distributors legally can not include
support for such formats because they are patented in many countries.
Modern distributions of GNU/Linux such as Ubuntu facilitate use of
these formats by letting the user decide, thereby avoiding legal
issues. Whether or not this is a good thing is a question of moral. On
the one hand, many of these formats have become pseudo-standards and
for most users, the short term usability aspect prevails. On the other
hand, it's a very bad idea if we were hoping to get rid of proprietary
formats eventually. If you want to support freedom, don't distribute
recordings in non-free formats. Please use formats such as .ogg,
.webm, or .png."
formats eventually. Anytime someone distributes anything in non-free
formats, that's putting pressure on people not to use free software
and free data formats. Sure, it is possible to add support for
virtually anything to GNU/Linux systems. But there are a lot of people
who, if confronted with an Operating System that does not provide such
software "out of the box" (so it won't play, for instance, mp3 files),
think it's the System fault. They don't realise it's mp3's fault. But
this is the fact. Therefore, if you want to support freedom, don't
distribute data in non-free formats. Please use formats such as ogg,
or webm.
"In an epoche when governments work for the mega corporations instead
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