Re: [LAU] more than 4 channels for listening? Really?

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To: Paul Davis <paul@...>
Cc: Arnold Krille <arnold@...>, <linux-audio-user@...>
Date: Friday, February 26, 2010 - 9:47 pm

On Thu, Feb 25, 2010 at 11:28:43PM -0500, Paul Davis wrote:

Ah, but there's then a built-in incentive for someone wanting to compete, to use the free/public-domain alternative and increase their profits by not having to pay license fees. That'd mostly be the case if the license fees are per-unit or annual dues; if they're per-unit then one could theoretically increase profits and/or compete on price by removing that cost.

Although, if you'd have to include the licensed thing anyway as an alternative because nobody'd actually buy the product without it, then we're right back into the same kind of monopolistic compatibility/marketshare trap that have shut out free alternatives to everything for decades. Oh well, nothing to see here, move along....

>

Cool stuff.

-ken
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[LAU] more than 4 channels for listening? Really?, Bearcat M. Sandor, (Thu Feb 25, 6:27 pm)
Re: [LAU] more than 4 channels for listening? Really?, Ken Restivo, (Fri Feb 26, 4:21 am)
Re: [LAU] more than 4 channels for listening? Really?, Jörn Nettingsmeier, (Sun Feb 28, 11:19 am)
Re: [LAU] more than 4 channels for listening? Really?, Arnold Krille, (Thu Feb 25, 8:41 pm)
Re: [LAU] more than 4 channels for listening? Really?, Bearcat M. Sandor, (Thu Feb 25, 9:21 pm)
Re: [LAU] more than 4 channels for listening? Really?, Arnold Krille, (Thu Feb 25, 10:01 pm)
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Re: [LAU] ambisonics and number of speakers, Jörn Nettingsmeier, (Sun Feb 28, 1:21 pm)
Re: [LAU] more than 4 channels for listening? Really?, Bearcat M. Sandor, (Fri Feb 26, 12:41 am)
Re: [LAU] more than 4 channels for listening? Really?, Jörn Nettingsmeier, (Sun Feb 28, 11:13 am)
Re: [LAU] more than 4 channels for listening? Really?, Bearcat M. Sandor, (Sun Feb 28, 9:54 pm)
Re: [LAU] more than 4 channels for listening? Really?, Arnold Krille, (Fri Feb 26, 9:47 am)
Re: [LAU] more than 4 channels for listening? Really?, Florian Faber, (Fri Feb 26, 10:06 am)
Re: [LAU] more than 4 channels for listening? Really?, Jörn Nettingsmeier, (Sun Feb 28, 11:09 am)
Re: [LAU] more than 4 channels for listening? Really?, Fernando Lopez-Lezcano, (Mon Mar 1, 1:39 am)
Re: [LAU] more than 4 channels for listening? Really?, Jörn Nettingsmeier, (Mon Mar 1, 1:50 am)
Re: [LAU] more than 4 channels for listening? Really?, Fernando Lopez-Lezcano, (Mon Mar 1, 4:08 am)
Re: [LAU] more than 4 channels for listening? Really?, Jörn Nettingsmeier, (Mon Mar 1, 8:54 am)
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Re: [LAU] more than 4 channels for listening? Really?, Monty Montgomery, (Fri Feb 26, 10:41 am)
Re: [LAU] more than 4 channels for listening? Really?, Monty Montgomery, (Thu Feb 25, 10:53 pm)
Re: [LAU] more than 4 channels for listening? Really?, Ken Restivo, (Fri Feb 26, 9:47 pm)
Re: [LAU] more than 4 channels for listening? Really?, Fernando Lopez-Lezcano, (Thu Feb 25, 8:24 pm)
Re: [LAU] more than 4 channels for listening? Really?, Bearcat M. Sandor, (Thu Feb 25, 9:24 pm)
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Re: [LAU] more than 4 channels for listening? Really?, Florian Faber, (Thu Feb 25, 6:32 pm)
Re: [LAU] more than 4 channels for listening? Really?, Arnold Krille, (Thu Feb 25, 8:35 pm)
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