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Archive for May, 2010

Intro into shareware

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

this is for those of you that dont know what shareware is and whats the difference between this and the other freeware blu ray ripper software out there.

Shareware is software that you can try before you buy. They are all copyrighted, but you can download them freely and try them out. Shareware is a distribution method, not a type of software. You should find software that suits your needs and pocketbook, whether it’s commercial or Shareware. Shareware is inexpensive because it is usually produced by a single programmer and is offered directly to customers; thus, there are practically no packaging or advertising expenses. Note that shareware differs from public-domain software in that shareware IS copyrighted.

Next ill be explaining freeware and opensource..

Software Development Progress…

Friday, May 14th, 2010

First post :) Let me start off by saying that this place is awesome and I am so glad I found it. With a blog I get a wiki as well where I can post the infor about the blu ray software that I develop.

K so this is my software development blog and I will be posting any updates I have here. I will be working on an opensource project of mine. I already have a blu ray ripper blog but the software I will be making will be free and will be opensource. The open source decision was a difficult one but I finally went with it because of various reasons. Some of which I will be discussing here.

OpenSource is now enough of a threat to companies like Microsoft that Bill Gates felt obliged to try pushing some old Cold War patriotic buttons by lashing out at the “hippies and communists” the movement relies on. Microsoft has encouraged companies like SCO in their high-drama attempts to spread fear, uncertainty and doubt (FUD) over the commercial use of OpenSource code. Opensource is indeed more “open.”.But this is the reason it is MORE secure than proprietary software, not less secure. When security flaws are found, they are spotted and repaired quickly. OPENSOURCE is not responsible for lost or damaged material. I also read something interesting regarding a similar blu ray project development over at a french blog. I linked to it, you can check it out.