[linux-audio-user] Re: [linux-audio-dev] RME is no more

Marek Peteraj marpet at naex.sk
Tue Dec 14 15:14:30 EST 2004

On Tue, 2004-12-14 at 18:12, Mark Knecht wrote:
> On Tue, 14 Dec 2004 01:31:01 -0500, Lee Revell <rlrevell at joe-job.com> wrote:
> > On Sun, 2004-12-12 at 12:03 +0100, Esben Stien wrote:
> > > Frank Barknecht <fbar at footils.org> writes:
> > >
> > > > So basically they want to protect their investment in getting
> > > > knowledge of how to implement a powerful firewire interface from the
> > > > eyes of other hardware manufacturers.
> > >
> > > A society where you put money higher than cooperating with other
> > > people is not a good society, in my opinion.
> > >
> > 
> > Christ, what the fuck country do you live in?  Don't you understand the
> > concept of people having bills to pay?  Or do you just assume the RME
> > guys are independenly wealthy and just design sound cards for fun?
> > 
> > Sheesh.
> > 
> > Lee
> Damn, was I really able to stir up such a hornet's nest with just 4 words? ;-)
> Esben Stein expressed his opinion. That's totally cool. He expressed
> it much more politically on the RME forum. Not sure what that means or
> why he chose to do that. I thought it wise to be polite to RME. Honey
> vs. vinegar.
> It seems to me that many people involved in Open Source think that
> business should operate financially as Open Source operates. Business
> should just give things away, no matter what it cost them to develop
> it and no matter what the company might be able to get for it in the
> future.

*Nobody* is telling them to GIVE AWAY hardware. 

> Personally I think that there are probably way more shareholders in
> RME than there are Linux audio people that *might* buy an RME Fireface
> 800. 


> It seems to me that this is a tough idea for people who are so used to
> getting everything for free. 

Do you *really* think that people are here because they want beer for
free? They could happily use pirated software for instance. 

> (Read Open Source users or folks in some
> countries.) 

Could you please show me the country where people get everything for


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