[mythtv-users] *Why* we'd prefer discussions about questionably legal activities to go somewhere else.

Ian Forde ian at duckland.org
Fri Sep 7 04:01:32 UTC 2007

On Thu, 2007-09-06 at 17:01 -0400, Jay R. Ashworth wrote:
> So take it off list, just like the Torrentocracy discussions.  Ok?
> That's not censorship.
> That's asking you to be polite, and not act like you don't give a
> crap about the rest of us.
> I speak for me, and maybe Mike, and whomever else happens to agree with
> me.  But I'd speculate that's a non-trivial list of people.

I happen to agree with you.  I didn't pay anything for mythtv, and I've
been using it for 4+ years.  The hardware costs were my choice to pay,
and while I started off with some old hardware and a cheap bttv card, I
was convinced that staying with the community and direction of the
project meant that I would need to get more... stuff...

Newer, faster hardware, pvr-*250 cards, a pc-hdtv 3000 card, a D.Vine
case, remote controls, a bigger TV, etc... but I'm glad I did.

Now, I could have stuck with the original hardware.  But being in this
community (and not having been let down) has meant that I give strong
credence on this subject to people like Isaac Richards, Michael Dean,
Daniel Kristjansson, Jarod Wilson, Janne Grunau, Bruce Markey, Robert
Kulagowski, J. Donavan Stanley, Chris Peterson, Nigel Pearson, Chris
Pinkham, Stanley Kamithi, Stuart Morgan, Paul Harrison, Doug Larrick,
John P. Poet, Robert Eden, Axel Thimm, Kevin Kuphal, and Dan Dennedy,
among MANY others.

I can't (and won't) tell anyone how to spend or not spend their money.
But I think it's pointless to gripe when the devs has spoken on this
subject already, after having done the legal legwork.

I've said my piece.  I've got some mythtv to watch now.


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