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RE: [XaraXtreme-dev] ... Pong

> From: Jed Frechette
> Sent: 15 February 2007 19:29

> On Thursday 15 February 2007 12:14 pm, Thomas Zastrow wrote:
> > Perhaps it could be useful to write
> > something like an "open letter" to the community where you describe 
> > 1.) what the closed library exactly does and 2.) why it 
> isn't also opened.
> I think this is a great idea. Communication is always a good 
> thing. I'm sure I am not the only one who did not bother to 
> investigate the specifics with regards to CDraw.

1) put simply it does exactly the same as Cairo - i.e. a low level
vector rasterizing library

2) For a number of reasons, one significant reason being commercial risk
outlined earlier.

> I would also add Canvas to the list of defunct commercial 
> programs on Linux. 

Interesting. I didn't know that. Open source or closed?

I don't think anyone doubts that it's very difficult to sell commercial
apps on Linux.