[mythtv-users] Cannot scan for channels: pay for MythTV ?

Greg greg12866 at nycap.rr.com
Mon May 10 14:57:20 UTC 2010

On 05/10/2010 09:57 AM, Brian Wood wrote:
> On Monday 10 May 2010 07:41:47 am Michael T. Dean wrote:
>>   This has /absolutely/ nothing to do
>> with MythTV or MythTV developers or "MythTV's evil plan for world
>> domination."
> I was not aware of this plan, how do I join?
>> ***I am not a lawyer.  Please see a lawyer to discuss what you can and
>> can not do with GPL-licensed software.
> Finding an attorney familiar with FOSS and GPL issues is a non-trivial task
> (as would be paying for him or her). Perhaps the FSF could point you in the
> right direction if you need this sort of legal advice.
> I believe there have been some attempts to sell Myth systems commercially, I'm
> not sure what has happened to these efforts, but I don't see ads for Myth in
> the New York Times or elsewhere :-)
> Certainly the schedule data is a weak link in the system. Although SD is doing
> a great job, nobody likes being tied to a single source for anything required
> for the system to operate at all, as opposed to a feature or add-on that users
> can do without.
> "Personal use" is a slippery term, and trying to get around such a limitation
> by having the customer set up an account may run into trouble.
> Most of us are not in the MythTV "business" to save or to make money, we're in
> it to get a better system than we could get anywhere else.
> I'd compare Myth to a Heathkit TV set back in the 60s or 70s, you didn't get a
> cheaper set, you got a superior set, and you got enough knowledge of how the
> set works to deal with any problems that came up. You also got a great
> "hobby".
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I never built their tv,but i did a lot of kits (Ham Radio)..I still have 
most of the gear....

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