Eric3 + Qt licensing [was Re: The IDE question]

Michael Sparks zathras at thwackety.com
Sat Oct 16 16:42:22 CEST 2004


On 16 Oct 2004, Ville Vainio wrote:

> >>>>> "Michael" == Michael Sparks <zathras at thwackety.com> writes:
>
>     Michael> Being more specific though... It also frustrates me that
>     Michael> I can write something I find useful and then cannot
>     Michael> afford to pass it onto friends who use windows, even if
>     Michael> there's no commercial value in it.
>
> What we are seeing here is a horrible waste of coding - 95% of the
> desktop world runs on Windows, and if a piece of software is unusable
> for 95% of the potential userbase... that just sucks.

What if the developer only intended to write the tool for himself, and
happens to make it available to that extra 5% though? That's a net gain
from 1 person surely?

That's the way I personally tend to look at it. :-)


Michael.




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