[scribus] the docs license

Craig Bradney cbradney at scribus.info
Wed Apr 11 13:16:53 UTC 2012

On 4/11/12 3:01 PM, Meho R. wrote:
> 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"?
>> /Peter
> 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.

Scribus comes with plenty of good documentation - check out SVN and you will see all the docs are
included in our repository.

Its the arse about distros that are messing it up.


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