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Jason
2005-01-07, 12:22
Agreed, look at how much Roku has profited by selling a competing player
that uses the freeware slimserver software.

> -----Original Message-----
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> [mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com] On Behalf Of
> Simon Turner
> Sent: Friday, January 07, 2005 12:00 PM
> To: Slim Devices Discussion
> Subject: [slim] Firmware Source Code
>
> I'd much rather SlimDevices made money and survived to
> service my Squeezebox requirements than release the firmware
> into the public domain for others to incorporate into
> competing devices that they could then sell less expensively.
>
> Open source software, although seemingly a great idea, does
> have it's limitations for use in a sound business model.
>
> Simon Turner
> Brighton UK
>