[Ffmpeg-devel] Re: On2 vs libvp62

Rich Felker dalias
Fri Apr 21 17:21:51 CEST 2006

On Thu, Apr 20, 2006 at 11:41:01PM +0200, Balatoni Denes wrote:
> Hi!
> cs?t?rt?k 20 ?prilis 2006 05.22-kor Rich Felker ezeket a bolcs gondolatokat 
> fogalmazta meg:
> > On Wed, Apr 19, 2006 at 08:36:39AM +0100, M?ns Rullg?rd wrote:
> > > bad it is.  The reason bad closed source is perhaps more wide-spread
> > > is that behind a bad commercial product there is usually a marketing
> > > department that may be able to spin something that makes the product
> > > sell despite its flaws.  An open source product is promoted by its
> > > quality alone, meaning that the bad ones won't be used by many people.
> >
> > No, unfortunately "open source" has marketing departments too. Just
> > look at Xiph.org! Or an even better example: Redhat and all their
> > horrible bugware/bloatware (GNOME, gcc, glibc, ...).
> What is your point? The projects you mentioned (you didn't mention vorbis, but
> mentioned xiph) have accomplishments, and have gained somewhat widespread 
> acceptance.

This is exactly my point: that bad products have gained widespread
acceptence based on MARKETING rather than QUALITY.

> You probably don't have such accomplishments - definietly not as 
> an "ffmpeg developer" - so why not just shut up ? (btw I don't have such 
> accomplishments either, but at least I have contributed to ffmpeg more than 
> 10 lines of trivial fixes - not much more, but still).

Accomplishments should be seen in the sense of writing good code, not
writing popular code.


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