|Subject:||Re: [libreplanet-discuss] Gratis software being released as proprietary|
|Date:||Sat, 08 Aug 2015 00:35:08 -0300|
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Oh.. sorry!I mean **When he said "Free Software will be of higher quality", i think he means that the freedom of software as a software of best quality of working. **
Free software also is not SaaS. Free Software is about software freedom. On 08-08-2015 00:31, Thiago wrote:
When he said "Free Software will be of higher quality", i think he means that the freedom of woftware an support a software of best quality of working.But understood that Free Software is not about "good" or "bad", but it's everything about "freedom of software as a movement". So the software don't need to be something like a final result, but software freedom is the point.Fix me if I'm wrong with the understanding. On 08-08-2015 00:01, Mike Gerwitz wrote:Anyway, thanks again for your input thus far, from what I've gathered here's some points from what you've suggested: * Free Software will be of higher quality.Be careful with this one. While this can be true, this is one of the arguments of open source. When free software isn't of higher quality, we still stand strong and can argue for its use, because free software still respects our freedoms; however, if "open source" software fails to be of higher quality than a proprietary alternative, there is no leg to stand on. https://www.gnu.org/philosophy/open-source-misses-the-point.html* Even if they one day want to sell this software, keeping it Free will actually make it easier.I'm not sure about "easier". I'm not an economist or business strategist, and I'd be absolutely terrible at selling software; but business models vary widly---some find great success in selling free software, while others find great difficulty (support contracts are one common option).
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