This has been discussed many times. We are not intending to continue much longer with this default feeds list. Its old. A relic from the first version when only 20 video feeds were even in existence. A lot has happened since then.
We're working on improving our directory. When its at a point where we feel its more usable, we'll drop the default feeds altogether. Look, Steve, I've spent a lot of time replying to these threads today, and these are all great questions you're putting forth. I feel rather put on the defensive though. If you want to give me a call, go ahead... (201) 328-4547 Or, here's another idea... you could hit the donation button on our website. We do a ton of work to develop FireANT and want it to always be free. We don't get paid to do it. We do it because we believe in it, and we believe in individual people who make media. We certainly hope to make enough money to sustain at some point, but as of now we could certainly use the extra cash. It would help us buy more time, maybe even hire another developer. Or maybe its simply easier to lob complaints and accusations. -Josh On 9/8/05, Steve Watkins <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > Ahh the default feedlist, now theres a real issue for videobloggers > that connects to the issues we've been discussing today. > > Again even though there are legitimate and perfectly innocent > explanations for why ant ships with the list of feeds that it does, > its a great example of an issue where control counts. > > Unfortunately Ive lost track of different ant versions, and what the > default feedlist policy is now, whether it works differently, what > decisions were made about directory stuff etc. > > I remember at least one person in this group was slightly exasperated > that they couldnt easily and quickly get added to the default feeds > list that ships with ant. > > Its a non-intentional injustice that almost makes an old-guard out of > the original videobloggers for anybody starting their videoblogging > experience using ANT. For all its flaws the itunes podcast directory > is fairer. Its as a result of apple having god knows how many > developers and resources, sure, but the whys and hows dont change the > affect it has. > > Would this issue have been addressed long ago if it were either > opensource or derivatives/rebrands of some kind were allowed? I cant > be certain, but the odds would be greater as I presume there are > people out there whod love to be in the default feeds list. > > Steve of Elbows > > --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Markus Sandy <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > Joshua Kinberg wrote: > > > > >I don't think I would consider this a derivative work. The FireANT > > >program itself isn't modified in any way that would make it in > > >violation here.... I don't really understand why this use case would > > >even raise a flag? > > > > > >-Josh > > > > > > > > > > > > > > i do > > > > and what is a change? is it a change if I add my feed to the default > > fireant feed list? > > > > recently, linksys got a lot of flak when they merely changed a config > > file used with some open source and shipped it > > > > read those licences carefully folks - there are a web of issues to > > contend with > > > > > > -- > > > > My name is Markus Sandy and I am app.etitio.us > > > > http://apperceptions.org > > http://digitaldojo.blogspot.com > > http://spinflow.org > > http://wearethemedia.com > > http://www.corante.com/events/feedfest/ > > > > aim/ichat: [EMAIL PROTECTED] > > msn: [EMAIL PROTECTED] > > skype: msandy > > spin: [EMAIL PROTECTED] > > > > > > > Yahoo! Groups Links > > > > > > > ------------------------ Yahoo! Groups Sponsor --------------------~--> Most low income households are not online. Help bridge the digital divide today! http://us.click.yahoo.com/cd_AJB/QnQLAA/TtwFAA/lBLqlB/TM --------------------------------------------------------------------~-> Yahoo! Groups Links <*> To visit your group on the web, go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/videoblogging/ <*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to: [EMAIL PROTECTED] <*> Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to: http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/