[PyKDE] PyQwt win32 binary?
phil at river-bank.demon.co.uk
Wed Jan 31 17:28:46 GMT 2001
Dan Parisien wrote:
> > > True but that won't change if they aren't exposed to free software. I was
> > > telling my stepfather about Linux (he uses Windows), and the comment I
> > > got was "how do you MAKE people write software for free? Someone has to
> > > pay for it". It's a popular misconception in the Windows space.
> > Your stepfather is right - somebody does have to pay for it - the
> > author.
> Ouch. I really don't agree on that point. They only have to pay if they are
> forced to by proprietary software licensing practices. There are many free
> software business models with which you could have made just as substantial
> revenu as with a closed, proprietary model.
I simply meant that, although I haven't charged anybody for my time in
developing PyQt, I still value that time. Certainly my family would take
issue with anybody who said that PyQt was written at no cost. :)
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