[scribus] the docs license
mehor at gmx.com
Wed Apr 11 13:01:10 UTC 2012
On Wednesday 11 April 2012 14:19:11 Peter Nermander wrote:
> Most Open Source programs today lack documentation completely, because
> nobody wants to write it. Do you think potential authors become more
> motivated to the task if you tell them "anyone will be able to make a
> profit from your work"?
Following that logic, I wonder what is motivation behind Scribus devs to made Scribus a free app (and with no licence cost), meaning I'm allowed legally and morally to sell it and made a fortune from it (which FSF actually recommends: http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/selling.html).
I'm not sure about which apps you're talking, but I personally can't remember using a FOSS app in last couple of years which doesn't come with at least some basic infos about its usage or a man page. Saying that most of OSS lack documentation completely is quite an exaggeration.
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