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GNU is Not Unix

Submission + - How not to promote open source.

blowdart writes: gnu is promoting ogg vorbis though www.playogg.com.

This is the perfect example of how not to do it; promoting a free audio format is laudable, but they promote it by suggesting to users that they .... download an entirely new media player.

iTunes users won't give up iTunes just for a codec. WMP users won't give up WMP just for a codec. In fact there are ways to get Ogg into those players; but what do GNU do? ignore how users currently work to push an open source media player along with the codec. This just is not realistic. There must be a better way, right?

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