Re: [linux-audio-dev] Free Software vs. Open Source: Where do *you* stand?

From: Tim Goetze <tim@email-addr-hidden>
Date: Tue Feb 21 2006 - 18:51:00 EET

[Pete Bessman]
>the salient point is that Chris stipulated that proprietary software
>producers *aren't* evil! The only way they can be evil is if you
>stipulate a moral code which dictates as much.

I keep a good 150 or so .arr files around, stemming from the late 80s,
early 90s, back when I used to do MIDI-only work with Cubase on an ST.

A few years ago, I wanted to revisit/-edit my music from that time.
So I turned to Steinberg to help me in decoding the files. The short
version: I asked for file format docs, they said "Buy the latest
Cubase instead", I said "What would I run it on?", they said "Mac or
Win", I said "I own neither and don't plan to", they said "Then you're

I don't know about you, but denying me unfettered access to my very
own data certainly meets my definition of "evil".

Cheers, Tim
Received on Sun Feb 26 20:17:59 2006

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