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Re: [seul-edu] SEUL Licensing (was: Our presence at trade shows)
Hilaire Fernandes wrote:
> Bill Ries-Knight writes:
> > A thought on the FREE educational software.....
> > If we expect ALL developers of software <ANY> to NEVER expect a return for
> > the time and energy spent developing <ANY> software, how many developers
> > will develop <ANY> software?
> > The concept of free means there is an economic trade-off at some point. The
> > question is this: Do we expect educational software developers to develop
> > TOP QUALITY software because they have a big heart and a big pocket? It
> > takes time awy from family, friends, or paying work to develop software.
> > There is a loss of time , money or relationships. Should we require this
> > loss?
> Hum, you are right but then how GNU, Linux, Gnome, KDE come true?
> The KDE people did'nt say: "Ok we've developed the Desktop, so we will
> stop there and will not develop a free office suite"
The point is there is a deep internal drive that has led these projects to
completion. I cannot say what motivated the persons involved, but it was strong.
The individuals all CHOSE to follow that path, they were not required to do so.
> Getting a free system is a constant work, step by step, started 16
> years ago. Why should we get an execption concerning education.
We should accept what is freely given, and not DEMAND that everyone give