[ubuntu-art] Mandating usage of free tools.

davidholland1989 at gmail.com davidholland1989 at gmail.com
Sun Apr 12 02:00:11 BST 2009

On Apr 11, 2009 1:00pm, "Cory K." <coryisatm at ubuntu.com> wrote:
> Smartboy wrote:

> > On Sat, Apr 11, 2009 at 12:04 PM, Cory K. coryisatm at ubuntu.com> wrote:

> >

> >> This is something I thought about before but was reminded of so here  
> goes.

> >>

> >>

> >> I believe that *all* submissions for official art or projects under the

> >> art team be created with free tools.

> >>

> >> No more wallpapers done with Photoshop and the like for instance. All

> >> submissions done with free formats also. All images would be PNG/SVG.

> >>

> >> There's something flawed about promoting a free OS and creating it's

> >> look with another. (Win/OSX) My personal philosophy is "use the right

> >> tool for the job" and our tools are plenty capable.

> >>

> >> Might be a bit of zealotry but that's my proposal.

> >>

> >>

> >

> > I disagree. I think that if it works for you, why should you change?

> >

> Because like I said "There's something flawed about promoting a free OS

> and creating it's look with another".

> > Most people who use Photoshop do so because they are used to it, and

> > when they switch over to GIMP they can't create as good art because

> > they don't know how to use it as well. It could take them a while to

> > master the new tools. Is it really worth it for trying to contribute

> > to a free project?

> >

> That's for us as a team and later new artists to decide. I think it is.

> Hence the proposal.

> > If we restrict choice in this manner, I think the backlash will be

> > less art from "capable" artists (ie, professionals).

> >

> While that is a concern, I think with the current makeup of people

> around here, it won't be an issue.

> > This is my opinion, take it with a grain of salt. ;)

> >

> Isn't that a given? :)

> In the end, if we're not eating out own dogfood how are we going to

> improve and promote the tools? There's *nothing* I can think of we do

> around here that GIMP, Inkscape and Blender don't do. (and read what I

> said carefully before you start mentioning things like color support)

> -Cory K.

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you all have valid points but for me at least, using Gimp, Inkscape, or  
Qcad does not come as easy as using Photoshop, Illustrator, or Autocad
and since i am a artist not a developer or a programmer, i cant change the  
behavior of any of the programs mentioned to make them more like what i am  
used to photoshop .etc

i simply dont have time to learn a parallel program that may or may not  
work as well as non-opensource soft but preforms the same tasks.

that said i think saving in formats that are free and easly used by all  
would serve us well.

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