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Re: [XaraXtreme-dev] Ping

On Tuesday 10 October 2006 3:39 am, Roger Luethi wrote:
> AFAICS Xara is lacking in two areas: exposure and trust.

I suspect that Roger's analysis is probably accurate. As a user I am quite 
pleased with all of the progress that has been made during the past year and 
am content with the current licensing status of Xtreme. However, I am 
unlikely to donate any significant amount of my scarce free time to the 
project because there is still the possibility that any time I spend will be 
wasted if Xara ultimately pulls their support.

Perhaps one simple step that could be taken to increase the level of trust is 
to post a road map listing what specific events need to occur before Cdraw 
will be open sourced. Although this won't increase exposure and many people 
will probably still want to see the code it would still be a nice good faith 

I truly hope that Xara succeeds in making Xtreme a successful open source 
project that they can ultimately make money off of. But I doubt that they 
will attract enough outside developers to make that happen as long as the 
core of the program is proprietary.


Jed Frechette

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