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+ - RetroN 5 copyright violations on OSS and non-commercial software->

Submitted by martiniturbide
martiniturbide (1203660) writes "I noticed on the emulation scene that are some complains about the legally of the source code used by the RetroN 5 console (NES, SNES, Super Famicom, Genesis, Mega Drive, Famicom, Game Boy, Game Boy Color, and GBA console in one). The open source project called "RetroArch" is complaining that "SNES9x" core and "Genesis Plus GX" core source code are available under a non commercial use license. There are also claims of "TIVO-ization" of the open source code included on RetroN 5. Some discussion and demands to RetroN 5 are registered on the AssemblerGame forum . The blog post show evidence of the binary comparison done with Google's BinDiff tool."
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Comment: Content is the King! (Score 2) 58

by martiniturbide (#47514691) Attached to: Amazon Fire Phone Reviews: Solid But Overly Ambitious
The problem are not the devices, Google TV, Rouku, Fire TV.... and now Android TV are solid platforms, very nice to use, very powerfull, with a lot of potential. But the content is the problem. Netflix is good, but people just don't complete erase Live TV from their mind with they use it. Live TV should be a part of any intelligent TV device, broadcaster needs to stop being local and start being World Wide. The broadcaster needs to re-evaluate their buiness to really have a "SmartTV" take off.

I insist that we need the final "YouTube" for Live TV. Let all the broadcast to join it and put their live content on a single WW catalog.

+ - A real life example on how bad is the DRM software on a Tablet->

Submitted by martiniturbide
martiniturbide (1203660) writes "A good example on how bad can the DRM software be is the Lenovo's 2011 Thinkpad Tablet 1 (Android) example. This Thinkpad Tablet came with a locked bootloader to protect the DRM license agreements with the OEM software included on it. It ended up turning that a software problem can brick the tablet, since you can not access the lower level firmware to fix the tablet software corruption because of the locked bootloader, Lenovo will have to change the perfectly working mainboard if it was under warranty. I tried to escalate this issue for Lenovo to unlock this bootloader, but I my only little victory was for Lenovo to recognize the problem and provide a "Free Mainboard Replacement" warranty until August 31 of 2014. Lenovo did not comply to unlock the bootloader and does not want to provide a full stock ROM because it will need to unlock the bootloader for the user to install it. This was my real case scenario of why you need to stay away of DRM software on a tablet."
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Numeric stability is probably not all that important when you're guessing.