Friday, September 14, 2007

Propaganda on Boing Boing


I like Boing Boing. It's a fairly nice weblog. Except when this dude Corey Doctorow is posting his anti-DRM propaganda. But I learned to ignore that. Now, however he's also started pushing Miro. Worse yet, he's asking people for money to pay developers to work on this freetard video player.

Miro (formerly known as Democracy Player) is the best and most promising video player I've ever used. It's free and open -- licensed under the GPL -- and it incorporates three different technologies that make watching videos easier and better than any of the proprietary players like Windows Media Player or iTunes.

What a pile of biased crap. ("Disclosure: I am a board member for the Participatory Culture Foundation, the 501(c)3 charitable nonprofit that oversees production of Miro"). Oh how surprising, he's a board member of the organization that develops Miro and it's the most promising video player he's ever used! Shocking.

It's kind of sad that it's not even the best video player, according to him, but the most promising one. Promising? What does that even mean? It doesn't do anything, but the C code looks neat and I have good hopes that one day it will compile. That kind of promise?

Sorry, not good enough for me.