[scribus] Adobe ends perpetual licenses

Gregory Pittman gpittman at iglou.com
Thu May 9 21:52:31 UTC 2013

On 05/09/2013 05:43 PM, Antonio Roberts wrote:
>> Maybe this is a bit off place, but: isn't this the perfect time to release
>> a campaing like the one did by OpenShot
> Canonical once tried offering a bounty to people to try and make GIMP
> better. It didn't work. The point there is that, although very useful,
> money doesn't solve everything. In the case of a lot of open source
> software what is needed is developers, and disgruntled ex-Adobe users
> flocking to Scribus does not necessarily equal more developers.
> As Alexandre suggested, Adobe are still making a lot of money and even
> stated that a lot of users had already subscribed to the Creative
> Cloud prior to it becoming the standard.
As I understand it, Adobe will still sell software, but without updates, 
as an alternative to this subscription plan, though one wouldn't be 
surprised that this might be temporary.


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