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Thread: Winamp is dead, long live free open source media applications!

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    Default Winamp is dead, long live free open source media applications!

    AOL decided to shut down Winamp for good (read the news HERE). It's another proof that the future belongs to free open source applications that people are working together to improve endlessly, without any money ties or other contingent conditions which would slow down the progress of software!
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    Default Re: Winamp is dead, long live free open source media applications!

    riderplus wrote:
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    > AOL decided to shut down Winamp for good (read the news 'HERE'
    > (http://tinyurl.com/p2cnoew)). It's another proof that the future
    > belongs to free open source applications that people are working
    > together to improve endlessly, without any money ties or other
    > contingent conditions which would slow down the progress of software!
    >
    >

    winamp should have taken the path followed by LibreOffice

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    Default Re: Winamp is dead, long live free open source media applications!

    Quote Originally Posted by vazhavandan View Post
    riderplus wrote:
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    > AOL decided to shut down Winamp for good (read the news 'HERE'
    > (After 15 years of llama-whipping, AOL shuts down Winamp for good | Ars Technica)). It's another proof that the future
    > belongs to free open source applications that people are working
    > together to improve endlessly, without any money ties or other
    > contingent conditions which would slow down the progress of software!
    >
    >

    winamp should have taken the path followed by LibreOffice

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    Default Re: Winamp is dead, long live free open source media applications!

    On Tue, 26 Nov 2013 13:56:03 +0000, riderplus wrote:

    > AOL decided to shut down Winamp for good (read the news 'HERE'
    > (http://tinyurl.com/p2cnoew)). It's another proof that the future
    > belongs to free open source applications that people are working
    > together to improve endlessly, without any money ties or other
    > contingent conditions which would slow down the progress of software!


    Since this isn't really a question, I'm going to move it to the general
    chit-chat forum. NNTP users, please take note.

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    Default Re: Winamp is dead, long live free open source media applications!

    Quote Originally Posted by riderplus View Post
    AOL decided to shut down Winamp for good (read the news HERE). It's another proof that the future belongs to free open source applications that people are working together to improve endlessly, without any money ties or other contingent conditions which would slow down the progress of software!
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    Default Re: Winamp is dead, long live free open source media applications!

    You can only whip a llama for so long before it just dies, RIP.
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    Default Re: Winamp is dead, long live free open source media applications!

    anika200 wrote:
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    > You can only whip a llama for so long before it just dies, RIP.
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    It is one of software that in my opinion deserved a better death. This
    is unbelievable.

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    Default Re: Winamp is dead, long live free open source media applications!

    Quote Originally Posted by riderplus View Post
    AOL decided to shut down Winamp for good (read the news HERE). It's another proof that the future belongs to free open source applications that people are working together to improve endlessly, without any money ties or other contingent conditions which would slow down the progress of software!
    I fail to see the importance of this development...

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    Default Re: Winamp is dead, long live free open source media applications!

    Well winamp was dead for years now, the only thing I liked it on was my android (I find most of androids multimedia players lacklustrer and hope for a replacement)

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    Default Re: Winamp is dead, long live free open source media applications!

    I could swear there was a petition somewhere asking AOL to release the code.

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