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Microsoft trying to get youtube-dl repo back online?

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I recently read that Microsoft is trying to get the open source project youtube-dl, back online :o

If you didn't know, the DMCA has taken down the Github repository of youtube-dl due to issues.

The Github CEO is trying to get it back on Github, but I don't know will they actually get it back :?

This is actually quite shocking, because MSFT is like the king of proprietary. I have never seen them standing for an open source project :shock:
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tuxedlinux wrote:
Fri Oct 30, 2020 2:10 am
This is actually quite shocking, because MSFT is like the king of proprietary. I have never seen them standing for an open source project :shock:
https://www.infoworld.com/article/31217 ... osoft.html

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I've switched to youtube-dlc now.
Unfortunately that repo was also taken down, but restarted under a different name: yt-dlc.
https://github.com/blackjack4494/yt-dlc
It's actively maintained and has fixed a lot of issues youtube-dl had in the last months.
He removed the infringing parts from the source code too.

In the last few days it stopped working on e.g. Bandcamp and sometimes on YouTube as well (they are testing a new player...)
But when you build from the master branch yourself for now, it works OK again.
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nicolaasjan wrote:
Fri Oct 30, 2020 6:43 am
I've switched to youtube-dlc now.
Unfortunately that repo was also taken down, but restarted under a different name: yt-dlc.
https://github.com/blackjack4494/yt-dlc
It's actively maintained and has fixed a lot of issues youtube-dl had in the last months.
He removed the infringing parts from the source code too.

In the last few days it stopped working on e. g. Bandcamp and sometimes on YouTube as well (they are testing a new player...)
But when you build from the master branch yourself for now, it works OK again.
I see.
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Kadaitcha Man wrote:
Fri Oct 30, 2020 2:48 am
tuxedlinux wrote:
Fri Oct 30, 2020 2:10 am
This is actually quite shocking, because MSFT is like the king of proprietary. I have never seen them standing for an open source project :shock:
https://www.infoworld.com/article/31217 ... osoft.html

You are way behind the times and need to catch up with this century before it races well away from you.
oh :oops:
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Kadaitcha Man wrote:
Fri Oct 30, 2020 2:48 am
tuxedlinux wrote:
Fri Oct 30, 2020 2:10 am
This is actually quite shocking, because MSFT is like the king of proprietary. I have never seen them standing for an open source project :shock:
https://www.infoworld.com/article/31217 ... osoft.html

You are way behind the times and need to catch up with this century before it races well away from you.
...and you respond with a 4 year old article?

:shock:

j/k
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:oops:
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The bottom line is....keep Microsoft at arm's length.

"Vendor Lock-In" is software cancer.
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true :(
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tuxedlinux wrote:
Fri Oct 30, 2020 2:10 am
This is actually quite shocking, because MSFT is like the king of proprietary. I have never seen them standing for an open source project :shock:
But they always standing for themselfs. GitHub is subsidiary of Microsoft. The RIAA is actually an opponent of Microsoft. Who will win? Popcorn time.
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MartyMint wrote:
Sat Oct 31, 2020 11:45 am
Kadaitcha Man wrote:
Fri Oct 30, 2020 2:48 am
tuxedlinux wrote:
Fri Oct 30, 2020 2:10 am
This is actually quite shocking, because MSFT is like the king of proprietary. I have never seen them standing for an open source project :shock:
https://www.infoworld.com/article/31217 ... osoft.html

You are way behind the times and need to catch up with this century before it races well away from you.
...and you respond with a 4 year old article?
It's still accurate, and I note that you do not provide any rebuttal other than crippled, understated hyperbole.
In 2020, Microsoft open sourced the Java extension for Microsoft SQL Server,[12] MsQuic (a Windows NT kernel library for the QUIC general-purpose transport layer network protocol),[34] Project Petridish, a neural architecture search algorithm for deep learning,[35] and the Fluid Framework for building distributed, real-time collaborative web applications.[36] Microsoft also released the Linux-based Azure Sphere operating system.[12]
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft ... urce#2000s
Microsoft announced today that it’s joining the Open Invention Network (OIN), an open-source patent group designed to help protect Linux from patent lawsuits. In essence, this makes the company’s library over 60,000 patents open source and available to OIN members...
https://www.theverge.com/2018/10/10/179 ... help-linux
Years ago if saying Microsoft would have multiple developers presenting at the annual X.Org Developers' Conference (XDC) as well as being a sponsor, you'd probably raise some laughs. But this year for XDC2020 Gdansk (albeit virtual due to COVID-19), Microsoft engineers gave not just one talk but three on the opening day.

For XDC2020 there is Microsoft as one of the silver sponsors for the event. Then again, Microsoft has sponsored LinuxTag and other events over the years, but making this affair much more notable were three back-to-back talks centered around Microsoft open-source efforts on the graphics/GPU front.
https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page= ... t-XDC-2020
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tuxedlinux wrote:
Fri Oct 30, 2020 2:10 am
... MSFT is like the king of proprietary. I have never seen them standing for an open source project :shock:
Actually, the Linux Kernel project has had many corporate contributors for years, and for years Microsoft has been one of them. And don't bother with the stupid retorts like before, you haven't got anything I haven't seen before, and done much better.
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ok :oops: I think i'll just close this :oops:
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BigEasy wrote:
Sat Oct 31, 2020 2:14 pm
tuxedlinux wrote:
Fri Oct 30, 2020 2:10 am
This is actually quite shocking, because MSFT is like the king of proprietary. I have never seen them standing for an open source project :shock:
But they always standing for themselfs. GitHub is subsidiary of Microsoft. The RIAA is actually an opponent of Microsoft. Who will win? Popcorn time.
Microsoft won!
https://github.com/github/dmca/blob/mas ... eversal.md
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