[mythtv-users] tv guide line-up free

Bill Williamson bill at bbqninja.com
Fri Sep 7 05:19:42 UTC 2007

On 9/7/07, kijuhty kijuhty <kijuhty at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> guide data owner getting upset with people abusing their service and
> nearly terminating it completely.
> That's not the impression I got at all.  Tribune was fishing for a way to
> get Myth users to pay for the epg data.  After they announced they were
> going to "terminate it", they started soliciting for a model that would
> allow them to charge Myth's users.  If they really wanted to terminate it,
> they would terminated it--not started fishing for money from Myth's users.
> If the Myth community had said 'no' we won't pay for it, my guess is Tribune
> would have gone back to giving it for free because it would have cost a lot
> more to work around scrapers and try to handle the impact that it has on
> their advertising model than to just continue to give it for free.  But
> since the Myth developers offered to help them monetize it, of course
> Tribune was happy with the outcome.

-Monetize does not mean what you think it does.
-They were not closing it due to Myth users, they were closing it to ALL
users due to NON-MYTH users using the data for commercial purposes.

Please stop cluttering this list and going on like a child.
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