free as in beer (was Re: Clean Sheet?)
vgough at pobox.com
Mon Jan 17 05:04:49 CST 2005
Carlos Perelló Marín wrote:
>A system like Rosetta is not a trivial task to develop, if you get it
>for free, why should you reimplement it from zero?
Free as in beer.. Haven't followed the history of GNU, GNOME, eh? :-)
Many projects have been created to replace tools which were not open
source, but were free to use. A cross-platform widget toolkit is not
trivial to develop, but people refused to use Qt, even though it was
freely available (along with source code!).
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