[scribus] Adobe ends perpetual licenses

Alexandre Prokoudine alexandre.prokoudine at gmail.com
Fri May 10 11:35:56 UTC 2013

On Fri, May 10, 2013 at 12:07 PM, Peter Nermander wrote:

> But the companies selling those programs most likely have to pay
> license fees to Adobe for having access to the file format
> specifications if the ID file format. Who would pay such license fees
> for all Scribus users?

Neither QuarkXPress, nor Publisher read INDD natively,

http://markzware.com/id2q/ is what provides comversion of INDD file to Quark.

> The point is that nobody is saying "We don't want to make Scribus able
> to read the Indesign file format", it's more "We can not make Scribus
> able to read the Indesign file format because Adobe would not let us
> have the specification for the file format without charging a fee for
> each instance of Scribus installed."

What is this claim based on?

Alexandre Prokoudine

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