free as in beer (was Re: Clean Sheet?)

Carlos Perelló Marín carlos.perello at
Mon Jan 17 05:34:21 CST 2005

On Mon, 2005-01-17 at 12:04 +0100, Valient Gough wrote:
> 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!).

Right, but are you sure that GNOME will do its own stuff outside KDE? we
are talking about a web service not about a desktop application.

Perhaps my text should be more generic and put there "Rosetta like".


> Valient
Carlos Perelló Marín
Ubuntu Warty (PowerPC)  =>
mailto:carlos.perello at
Valencia - Spain
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