Since it's such a small change and the method is public, I bet someone will release a patch that "corrects" it (if for no other reason than to spite Creative). For all I know, it might even be legal to distribute such a patch. Didn't Freetype skate by for years on the "code in a non-executable form can't practice a patent" theory, or was that some kind of agreement with the patent holders?
it would be great if he "commented" the original lines. It them becomes a copywrite issue that under fairuse becomes another matter and LEGAL if he gives credit.
Originally Posted by Ex-Cyber
Creative cards are, and have always been, overpriced POS built on cheapskate components. If you value audio quality, you don't buy Creative - it's that simple.
Originally Posted by Xake
Pretty much correct. Discrete sound cards died in 2000, giving up to build-in codecs. For those, who want crisp clear recording over analog inputs - buy audio interface.
Originally Posted by BlackStar
Where are software patents?
Where are software patents? I can only think of 4 countries: USA, Germany, Japan and Korea.
Originally Posted by kobblestown
Why must the idiocy of 4 be imposed by force to the rest of the world?
To me, software patents do not exist, as should be for everyone else.
true but germany do only have hardware binding software patents.
Originally Posted by Artemis3
like Fat32 Microsoft patent or S3TC HTC patent.
but yes you are right software patents are complete against the humanity-