Originally Posted by GregoryRasputin
Iris is Open Source.
multiMAN is closed source.
Iris is created by proper Homebrew devs and not people greedy for money.
multiMAN is created b a dev, who ripped of Open Manager an open Source Backup Manager, to create multiMAN a closed source multi tool, the dev after crying about not getting many donations, decided to give the Cobra USB team a few exclusives in exchange for money, though you already know all this.
So i don't see any comparing, i only see people choosing to pick an Open Source Backup Manager instead of a closed Source multi tool.
Well, your yourself compared them in the news post and thus again in this reply and then forum members continued to compare the two - that is why I asked about #1.
I'm not sure of the exact arrangements or motivating factor(s) that led to DeanK releasing a Cobra only version of Mm and it's really none of my business. Besides I do not own a Cobra Dongle so it's not use to me. Regarding the semantics I tend not to care about much other then "Can I use this?".
A bit greedy I admit, but I don't see many faces sticking up for any other cause, but for themselves. If it can be used to serve a purpose that I require then I'll use it. It's not like I see people throwing their PS3/360 systems away because they were made in modern sweat shops populated basically by new-age slave labour.
I just tend to imagine the masses (the people who let this happen by purchasing PS3/360's) working in such conditions and smile; just as you probably imagine not to nice things for those you have distaste for.
As for #2 which you decided not to address I was thinking - Both Iris & mM are pretty small (filesize), but when you start adding cover collections and such Iris can get just as large as mM. I know this because I have HD covers for most consoles including the PS3 and PS1. However, even if Iris with covers is 900MB or mM with covers is 1100MB I still see why such small file sizes would be a deciding factor when a single game can be 100x the size of the tool used to launch it. So with or without covers I still do not understand why the very small difference in file size matters *unless* it's just being used along with what you outlined to help demonize mM.
Granted, if you agenda is to bash mM then by all means; go on. I can't say I agree with you, but it's a forum so one should be able to speak their mind. No harm done.