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11-05-14, 07:08 PM   #1
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Why is WowMatrix still around?

I noticed this discussion on mmochamp (concerning the Curse Client, ads and Minion). But I wonder why so many people still advocate using WowMatrix. Why is it still around anyway, after all the mess that had happened years ago? Or are they nowadays hosting the addons themselves and complying to the addon licenses?

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11-05-14, 08:53 PM   #2
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I think there's always a certain subset of any community, that cares more about what they want, than whether it's right or fair. On top of that, as long as the drawbacks of not changing, are significantly worse than the effort of changing, many people will simply continue on using what they're comfortable with.

At least that's my theory.
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The people I asked said the matrix installer simply works. It takes not long to show them different when it comes to updating many addons that aren't popular but everyone who ran into trouble installing curse-client knows what a pita it is to find out why.
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SolidIce/WoWMatrix won't necessarily go away although I'd be surprised if at least SolidIce isn't still leeching from Curse. I could be wrong...
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Originally Posted by Fizzlemizz View Post
SolidIce/WoWMatrix won't necessarily go away although I'd be surprised if at least SolidIce isn't still leeching from Curse. I could be wrong...
WoWMatrix still does as well, but only the AddOns which have permissive licenses; GPL, MIT, BSD, Public Domain, Creative Commons, etcetera. They're the main reason many authors switched to using All Rights Reserved and similarly restrictive licenses.
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11-06-14, 04:27 AM   #6
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This is one of the drawbacks of open source / permissive licenses then... WowMatrix is there to stay apparently. If they made their client open source, used p2p (like Popcorn Time) and had better crawlers it might even be superior

I believe in open source / creative commons. All my addons are public domain because honestly, I didn't care. Good things such as Thingiverse, Arduino and Lua come to mind. But not when sites or clients such as WowMatrix keep leeching FREE ADDONS while having gold seller ads on their website

The worst part is that most people don't even seem to care. Although, this made me realize how I have a different standard and still casually download cars from torrent sites

Sorry for reviving this, long dead discussion

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