[scribus] New Reader Impressions

Gregory Pittman gpittman at iglou.com
Fri May 10 22:08:03 UTC 2013

On 05/10/2013 02:27 PM, Craig Bradney wrote:
> On 10/05/13 8:24 PM, Alexandre Prokoudine wrote:
>> 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.
> If someone wants to spend some time on a new mediawiki theme for either the main website or the main
> wiki, then we'd love to see a demo on a site somewhere. Whatever little time we have goes into code,
> not into pretty websites, so if someone does have time for the websites, then cool. Take note, by
> doing so, you are signing up for maintaining it for a bit too.
Maybe our motto should be: "Scribus - not as bad as our website would



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