S-Media's self-damaging NDA-happiness

Mikko Rauhala mjrauhal at cc.helsinki.fi
Tue Aug 5 14:05:36 CEST 2008

On ti, 2008-08-05 at 12:55 +0100, Alex Kavanagh wrote:
> Does this scenario work well for S Media?

No. Their NDA-happiness does seem very stupid, as they don't seem to
have much of an edge against the bigger players besides their lack of
overt hostility to free software development. (Okay, possibly cost, but
I wouldn't know about that.)

As you may recall, it seems the plan is to ditch the chip for GTA03 and
just use a framebuffer. Not sure if that would've been different if
they'd just be more friendly - the drawbacks are still there, though as
pondered, they could've been mitigated more effectively at least. At
least being more open would've been an _effort_ to remain relevant in
this inevitably skyrocketing business ;]

Mikko Rauhala <mjrauhal at cc.helsinki.fi>
University of Helsinki

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