[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Thread Index]
Re: [XaraXtreme-dev] Ping
- From: Rob Kendrick <rjek@xxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 15 Feb 2007 16:40:03 +0000
- Subject: Re: [XaraXtreme-dev] Ping
On Thu, 2007-02-15 at 08:35 -0800, frank gaude' wrote:
> Jed Frechette wrote:
> > On Thursday 15 February 2007 8:03 am, Charles Moir wrote:
> >> So we still hope and look forward to the time where the community can
> >> help us develop the product and achieve that original goal to create the
> >> best graphics product that has ever existed on the Linux (and other)
> >> platforms. We're still working very hard to make that happen.
> > This is great to hear.
> > I can certainly understand the frustration that I sense in your email
> > but I
> > think Rob is right on all points. I can't foresee a lot of community
> > support
> > as long as you or MAGIX or any future owners of the code can essentially
> > cripple the project by deciding to halt distribution of the binary.
> Who does it is possible at this point for the "free CDRAW" binary to be
Xara own the copyright on it. Sure, you could continue distributing it
and infringe their copyright should they remove it. But that's hardly a
The problem boils down to this: Free software people don't want to
spend their valuable free time improving somebody else's product in this
way - especially when Xara *could* pull the plug on the project at any
moment and make those contributions useless to the author. *That's*
their concern. Many people just won't be interested in helping until
the problem's solved.