[ILUG] No Music for Linux :-(
proinnsias at linux.ie
Tue Sep 13 10:49:48 IST 2005
On Tue, Sep 13, 2005 at 11:35:25AM +0200, Rory Browne wrote:
> I wonder how long
> it will take record companies to realise that the collective work of
> millions of worldwide crackers is more powerful than any anti-linux
> measures that they can come up with.
Okay - with possibly one exception, and that one's doubtful some days,
most companies in these positions don't have any "anti-Linux" bias or
measures. It's more a case of :
We have $new_gizmo and we need to sell 30m of them to make a
It will cost us $X million to put together a suite of software
for Windows, the most used (if not popular) computer OS - we need to
include something, so we'll include this. Creating a linux version for
the vocal, but tiny minority of our potential users would cost us approx
$4000 per user - it's not worth the cash.
That's the cold, hard, business logic behind these decisions. It's got
very little to do with DRM or with bias towards windows/against
Mac/linux/OS-of-choice but rather the pure and simple cost per user.
Pennies saved during production mean millions of dollars extra profit
for the shareholders, and bigger bonuses for the execs.
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