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Re: [libreplanet-discuss] Gratis software being released as proprietary

From: Andrés Muñiz Piniella
Subject: Re: [libreplanet-discuss] Gratis software being released as proprietary
Date: Sat, 08 Aug 2015 07:15:23 +0100
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>Be mindful of certain limits.  It's not reasonable to push for the
>liberation of software that they simply do not have control
>may be 3rd-party licensing issues, NDAs, grant terms, etc.

Given that they have hired external developers there might be strings attached. 
This is a good point.

>> What are some infamous examples of dead/graveyard technical
>> proprietary software?
>Consider GNU.  We are using and improving on tools that are more than
>thirty years old---some before GNU existed.  The better question is:
>what proprietary software can you think of that has stood this test of
>Users are concerned about dying software all the time.  What if Apple
>decided one day to simply stop developing its software?  What would
>happen with all the data stored in proprietary formats, or software
>using their proprietary APIs?  What would happen to all of the software
>that runs only on their operating system?  Or what if they did it
>intentionally, to force users to "upgrade" to something newer?
This might be of interest.

I guess first stop might be to find a bugtracker, repository,  mailinglist, 
documentation page(wiki?). Gnu Savannah seems to have all of the above.

dev Community might be kickstarted when liberized and posted/advertized in R 
developer forums. In fact, I think they would love to hear about the project.
I think gnumeric (gnome spreadsheet ) works with R.

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