08-27-2010, 01:28 AM
There is still plenty of reason to embrace a free alternative.
08-27-2010, 02:18 AM
Well at least one good thing has come of VP8: it got MPEG-LA to stop being coy about their intentions.
Originally Posted by deanjo
Which is blatant sophistry, as they're necessitated to make a loss and forbidden from minimising those losses. 'Free' suddenly becomes rather costly.
Originally Posted by spiritofreason
08-27-2010, 04:29 AM
You can not imagine how uncomfortable and confusing is that the english language can not separate free libre from free gratis...
08-27-2010, 06:26 AM
There's no confusion on that point at all.
08-27-2010, 09:58 AM
08-27-2010, 10:03 AM
Oh there is. The word free has double meaning and thus we always have to explain if it is free speech or free beer. Thus sucks since the difference between is vast.
Originally Posted by etnlWings
08-27-2010, 10:04 AM
Then again, libre and gratis are a poorly defined concepts that can mean various things and so it's hard to sum it up with a single word in a fashion that would actually mean anything useful. Namely
Originally Posted by Apopas
libre: "with few or no restrictions" What constitutes a restriction? How much is few?
gratis: Is it about money? Is it about having no obligation to be useful in return?
Being more verbose is a good idea.
08-27-2010, 10:06 AM