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  1. #1
    Founder, Slim Devices seanadams's Avatar
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    Line in the sand

    It has been asked that we state our position with respect to competing
    hardware that talks to SlimServer.

    Rather than reiterate the points I made in January, I will just refer
    to my original post - everything still holds true:

    http://lists.slimdevices.com/archive...ry/023665.html

    Now, the line in the sand:

    1) Squeezebox is the only hardware product supported by our software.
    Slim Devices has no intention of spending resources to ensure that
    competing hardware works well with Slim Server. We are busy evolving
    and improving our own product.

    2) We expect to receive a few support inquiries for other products here
    on the list, direct by email, and by phone. We are grateful to our
    competitors for the leads, and will respond politely with an invitation
    to purchase a Squeezebox if SlimServer compatibility and Slim Devices
    support is desired.


    On a final note, we encourage everyone who cares about open source to
    choose carefully when considering any product that uses open source
    software. Some of us are working to advance open source, but others are
    only drawing from the community while offering little or nothing in
    return.


    Sean

  2. #2
    Sean McGrath
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    Line in the sand

    On Wed, 30 Jun 2004, Sean Adams wrote:
    [...]
    > Now, the line in the sand:
    >
    > 1) Squeezebox is the only hardware product supported by our software.

    [...]


    I hope the Slimp3 is still supported ...

    Sean McGrath
    sean (AT) manybits (DOT) net

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    Gadfly, Former Founder Slim Devices dean's Avatar
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    Line in the sand

    I would have mentioned SLIMP3, but otherwise it was great.

    On Jun 30, 2004, at 5:12 PM, Sean Adams wrote:

    >
    >
    > It has been asked that we state our position with respect to competing
    > hardware that talks to SlimServer.
    >
    > Rather than reiterate the points I made in January, I will just refer
    > to my original post - everything still holds true:
    >
    > http://lists.slimdevices.com/archive...ry/023665.html
    >
    > Now, the line in the sand:
    >
    > 1) Squeezebox is the only hardware product supported by our software.
    > Slim Devices has no intention of spending resources to ensure that
    > competing hardware works well with Slim Server. We are busy evolving
    > and improving our own product.
    >
    > 2) We expect to receive a few support inquiries for other products
    > here on the list, direct by email, and by phone. We are grateful to
    > our competitors for the leads, and will respond politely with an
    > invitation to purchase a Squeezebox if SlimServer compatibility and
    > Slim Devices support is desired.
    >
    >
    > On a final note, we encourage everyone who cares about open source to
    > choose carefully when considering any product that uses open source
    > software. Some of us are working to advance open source, but others
    > are only drawing from the community while offering little or nothing
    > in return.
    >
    >
    > Sean
    >
    >
    >

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    Gadfly, Former Founder Slim Devices dean's Avatar
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    Line in the sand

    Yes, indeed, SLIMP3 is still supported and we plan on continuing
    support for Squeezebox and SLIMP3 for the indefinite future.


    On Jun 30, 2004, at 9:46 PM, Sean McGrath wrote:

    >
    > On Wed, 30 Jun 2004, Sean Adams wrote:
    > [...]
    >> Now, the line in the sand:
    >>
    >> 1) Squeezebox is the only hardware product supported by our software.

    > [...]
    >
    >
    > I hope the Slimp3 is still supported ...
    >
    > Sean McGrath
    > sean (AT) manybits (DOT) net
    >

  5. #5
    Roy M. Silvernail
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    Line in the sand

    On Wed, 2004-06-30 at 17:12, Sean Adams wrote:

    > Now, the line in the sand:
    >
    > 1) Squeezebox is the only hardware product supported by our software.
    > Slim Devices has no intention of spending resources to ensure that
    > competing hardware works well with Slim Server. We are busy evolving
    > and improving our own product.
    >
    > 2) We expect to receive a few support inquiries for other products here
    > on the list, direct by email, and by phone. We are grateful to our
    > competitors for the leads, and will respond politely with an invitation
    > to purchase a Squeezebox if SlimServer compatibility and Slim Devices
    > support is desired.


    Well said, Sean! (ACK the downthread addition of SliMP3) I really like
    point 2!

    > On a final note, we encourage everyone who cares about open source to
    > choose carefully when considering any product that uses open source
    > software. Some of us are working to advance open source, but others are
    > only drawing from the community while offering little or nothing in
    > return.


    My thoughts also, and that's why I suggested making the position
    abundantly clear before it became a problem. It's not that I doubted
    your position. I just wanted it spelled out for the potential "new
    audience" (assuming Roku actually ships an actual SoundBridge).
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