[scribus] New Reader Impressions

Alexandre Prokoudine alexandre.prokoudine at gmail.com
Fri May 10 18:24:23 UTC 2013

On Fri, May 10, 2013 at 10:13 PM, Sharon Villines wrote:

>> That's of course, in case Scribus team thinks it's worth talking
>> about. The last time I tried discussing it, there was zero
>> understanding.
> So they aren't graphic designers?
> One model for open source software is to use to build a business on top of it either helping
> people fix their designs, doing templates they can then alter Or developing plug-ins that
> have Pro versions that offer subscription based services. That supports the at least some
> of the community of coders.

Well, here's the thing that's typically missed: you've got to have
human resources to claim the money. Scribus team did some paid work
for OIF in the past, but I'm not sure if any of that was done
full-time. Most likely, not.

Teams like GIMP's, Inkscape's and Scribus's are typicaly comprised of
developers who already have a day job and are fine with it. Of course,
it's entirely possible to find _new_ developers for paid work --
Blender and Krita are among such examples. But these new developers
don't come out of blue. Typically they are part of the comminuty for
at least a few years.

Frankly, I've no idea if anyone in the Scribus community is a
developer willing to work on it full time.

I understand how this might not look sustainable enough to you, but
that's the way things are.

Alexandre Prokoudine

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