pay software

Thufir Hawat hawat.thufir at
Fri Oct 8 19:59:41 UTC 2010

On Thu, 07 Oct 2010 18:16:41 -0500, Anthony Papillion wrote:

>> Probably I'm behind the curve, but I just read that 10.10 will have pay
>> software -- excellent.  Well, at least a pay software *section*,
>> apparently so far empty.  Hopefully this will entice game
>> ?distributors?/? manufacturers?/?programmers? onto Linux and bring over
>> the populace...
> It's going to be pretty exciting to be sure. But, so far, Canonical
> hasn't given ANY details besides 'it's coming'. I'd like to know HOW to
> list software in the new store.

One interesting idea I saw was to list free-as-in-beer apps, like Open 
Office (Libre Office?) to "scam" money.  I took that actually in a 
different way, it would be an interesting way to voluntarily pay for some 
software, which I've heard come up from time to time.

However, that kind of practice seems a potential slippery slope towards 
eventually eliminating free-as-in-beer software from the repos (although 
a rather distant prospect, I'd say).  But, it might lead to confusion.


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