There is a single developer behind gpg, making it free software.
Developing it for years as a hobby, asking the community for help to
continue the free work on it, made him nearly overnight to an millionaire.
Am 17.12.18 um 01:31 schrieb David Roesel:
> no, fman is indeed not open-source, but as far as I understand, there is
> good reason for it. There is a single developer behind the program trying
> to make a living from working on the program and he believes this would not
> be possible if it were open source. The program itself is usable without a
> license and the author transparently promises to open-source the program in
> case the development stops (
> To me, this seems a fair approach conisdering the circumstances.
> st 12. 12. 2018 v 23:39 odesílatel Paul W. Frields <stickster(a)gmail.com>
>> On Fri, Dec 07, 2018 at 04:03:19PM +0100, David Roesel wrote:
>>> Hi everyone,
>>> As instructed by the "Writing an article for the Fedora Magazine",
>>> created my very first pitch for a possible article named "Introducing
>>> a minimalistic dual-pane file manager". The preview link follows.
>>> I am looking forward to feedback as well as a possible approval.
>> Is fman open source?
>> While we don't require every software we cover to be open source,
>> (1) we usually prefer it where there are good alternatives and the
>> non-open software is not alreaday hugely popular on Fedora;
>> (2) we don't usually feature software that costs money.
>> If I understand correctly, fman is payware and thus I don't think the
>> editors (I'm just one of several) will consider it suitable for
>> coverage in Fedora Magazine.
>> Paul W. Frields http://paul.frields.org/
>> gpg fingerprint: 3DA6 A0AC 6D58 FEC4 0233 5906 ACDB C937 BD11 3717
- - - - http://pfrields.fedorapeople.org/
>> The open source story continues to grow: http://opensource.com
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