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Re: [libreplanet-discuss] Aseprite is now proprietary software

From: Pen-Yuan Hsing
Subject: Re: [libreplanet-discuss] Aseprite is now proprietary software
Date: Fri, 2 Sep 2016 16:57:03 +0100
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On 02/09/16 16:35, Serge Hooge wrote:
In light of the above items, I believe it will be so useful to have a
free software wiki page or FAQ (or some other thing) where it not
only answers common questions or dispels common misconceptions, but
also elaborates on specific concrete ways to *sustainably* manage a
free software project and make a living doing it.

I've said this before in a post a long time ago, and have seen some
of it addressed in disparate parts of the Internet. But I think a
consolidated location would be great.

What do you think? Is there a good place for such a document/FAQ?

I believe such a document wouldn't be a bad idea at all, as you
mentioned, posts such as these happen quite often and many developers
honestly believe it is impossible to make any sustainable living from
free software.

On the points mentioned by the Aseprite developer, one I happen to
agree with is that many standard package managers in GNU/Linux
distributions don't have good support for presenting paid packages.

Was there ever a discussion about this?

Great point. I recently had that frustration with F-droid on my phone. There are many libre apps I'm happy to pay for, but F-droid doesn't even present paying as an option. This is of course also true with the vast majority of GNU/Linux distributions I've tried. It is as if many free software advocates themselves forget that you *can* pay for free software and just *assume* that it is all gratis!

I think that's just another good reason to create such a document. Would the LibrePlanet wiki be a good place or somewhere else??

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