+acadiel Posted July 1, 2018 Share Posted July 1, 2018 Also, could people please not PM me with complaints and insults for raising this issue. It's not my fault this has happened. I just alerted Matthew to the potential of risk because he has a right to know what he was getting into. If I knew and said nothing, I would have been partially to blame if they came after him. Even if it is only a one in 20 chance, I think any reasonable person here wouldn't take that risk with their home, retirement, etc. But at least they'd like to make an informed decision - which you can't do unless someone in the know gives you the information. I want Matthew to succeed, and not lose a great deal in the process. So please, stop blaming me. I'm not HDMI Licensing. If I was, I'd be better funded. FYI, it's not me doing this to MrPix. Just want that out in the open. However, like said before, still find it funny one can buy the connectors and the chips to do this and put something together and be completely oblivious to the fact that licensing is required. They could have handled it better, something like - "You want to buy this HDMI chip? You need to verify that you're an adopter, and then we can sell them to you." Makes one wonder about projects such as the Amiga 600 Vampire card and others - there are like almost 0 discussions on any forum about this, nor are they offering up any "we're licensed" on their site. I'd also love to find out whether stuff like this is even licensed or not. I do know for a fact that if I made some prototypes in my basement, they're not getting a licensing fee for me. Or even half a dozen - if the parts are publicly available, I see no need to tell them I'm building something for my use and maybe a handful of friends. The F18 is a much larger distribution, so I can see Matthew's reluctance and wanting to take the high road. Still doesn't change my viewpoint about the sucky licensing. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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