[Xerte] Linux, Mac OS X platforms
samuel.rose at gmail.com
Fri Mar 7 15:14:53 GMT 2008
Understood. As a participant in many open source projects, I can tell you
that for every successful and vibrant OSS project, hundreds if not thousands
die on the vine, for lack of community nourishment. Same thing with wiki
communities, and other open knowledge resources, for that matter.
This actually has nothing to do with the license that the software is
released under, though. it has to do with people voting with their "feet" on
what projects they want to volunteer time to.
I know plenty of programmers (including myself) who release software that
only they work on under GPL, yet still pull plenty of economic value from
it. That is because the value extraction is shifting from control of IP to
the point of consumption.
One of my business partners wrote about this recently:
Anyway, just wondered about the platform support, and wanted to register my
2 pence on a vote towards open license/transparent and reusable code. :)
On Thu, Mar 6, 2008 at 10:42 AM, Tenney Julian <
Julian.Tenney at nottingham.ac.uk> wrote:
> No plans for Mac / Linux at the moment, I'm afraid. However, the file
> format is open, and anyone can make their own editor for whatever platform
> they like.
> When I've done open source projects in the past, I have found it to be a
> one way street. The promised legions of developers who would turn up and
> freely give of their time to improve the code, fix all the bugs and write
> the documentation never appeared. We have an open mind about open source -
> we're not against it, but supporting an open source project would require a
> significant investment of our time, which we don't have right now.
> *From:* xerte-bounces at lists.nottingham.ac.uk [mailto:
> xerte-bounces at lists.nottingham.ac.uk] *On Behalf Of *Samuel Rose
> *Sent:* 06 March 2008 15:20
> *To:* xerte at lists.nottingham.ac.uk
> *Subject:* [Xerte] Linux, Mac OS X platforms
> Wondering if there are any active efforts to port this to Linux, Mac OS X?
> Also, would like to cast a vote that this software code be released under
> GPL copyright :)
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