[scribus] : Re: Adobe ends perpetual licenses

Manuel Schmalstieg webdev at ms-studio.net
Fri May 10 13:15:05 UTC 2013

In the case of the company MarkzWare, who produces third-party
Quark-to-InDesign and InDesign-to-Quark converter plugins, what I heard
from some Quark senior official was that "technically, it's illegal" - so
apparently, they built their converter by reverse-engineering the
undocumented Quark file format. Quark didn't provide a specification to
them, and no fee is being charged.

Quark didn't like the situation, but they didn't take any action. I don't
know how it works on the Adobe side.

On Fri, May 10, 2013 at 2:19 PM, Alexandre Prokoudine <
alexandre.prokoudine at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Fri, May 10, 2013 at 4:14 PM, Peter Nermander <peter at nermander.se>
> wrote:
> >>> 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?
> >
> > It's not a claim, it's a conclusion.
> The question is still on :)
> Alexandre Prokoudine
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