View Single Post
Old 07-11-2013, 08:22 AM   #189
auspex
Kobo hacker
auspex ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.auspex ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.auspex ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.auspex ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.auspex ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.auspex ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.auspex ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.auspex ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.auspex ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.auspex ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.auspex ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
auspex's Avatar
 
Posts: 121
Karma: 1066430
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Nova Scotia
Device: Kobo touch, Samsung Galaxy Ace IIx
Quote:
Originally Posted by BWinmill View Post
Another factor is DRM. We may not like DRM, Kobo may or may not like DRM, but the publishers seem to love it. DRM is kinda hard to enforce when someone can modify the code to circumvent it, modify the code to dump encryption keys to disk, etc..
And yet I can run ADE on my Linux laptop.

Quote:
Besides, the quality of the software depends mostly upon the people maintaining it. Open source software does well when there is strong leadership and talented developers. Proprietary software does well when there is strong leadership and talented developers. Because of this, we see excellent software on both sides of the fence. In other words, don't expect open source to be some sort of pancea.
Again, you're reading far too much into a simple statement. If Nickle had been open-sourced, none of the above would have changed: but we'd have been working on nickle-forks instead of having to work around nickle.
auspex is offline   Reply With Quote