Talk:Genres of non-free software

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MAFIA for short[edit]

Do you know of any examples of this abbreviation used in other sources? Eighty5cacao 17:34, 25 April 2011 (MST)

Sorry, should have googled before posting. There exists a parody site called MAFIAA (note the two A's, patterned after (Recording Industry|Motion Picture) Association of America). Is this what you had in mind? Eighty5cacao 17:43, 25 April 2011 (MST)
I am aware of, but I'm trying to head off the sort of smart-ass "but I'm not in America, so the argument doesn't apply to me" remarks that the pedants who inhabit Slashdot might put out. --Tepples 07:49, 26 April 2011 (MST)

Got directed here from your post [1]. You might know this already, but there are many people like myself (and from what I've read, we're apparently growing) who don't care if people who currently make games or tax software can't make a living from it. For those who oppose IP on principal, arguing for the interests of "high-quality software", the YOTLD, the protections of the GPL, or other such justifications falls on deaf ears. I'm not trying to flame here, just saying that many people have a position on this which can't really be reconciled with yours. Correct me if I've mistaken your position. --unsigned (

Open source DRM[edit]

Despite people claiming otherwise, there is no reason DRM content cannot use open source players. See Project DReaM. It sucks that all the vendors have bought into this nonsense, and forced Firefox to still essentially use an Adobe plugin for DRM, even once we finally get rid of Flash. 15:42, 9 October 2014 (UTC)

The Wikipedia article doesn't clarify how Project DReaM can keep the user from just teeing the decrypted stream into a file and distributing that, and all the external links are dead. --Tepples (talk) 02:39, 10 October 2014 (UTC)