[Tig] High quality Super 8 transfer needed

Bob Friesenhahn bfriesen at simple.dallas.tx.us
Tue Oct 14 21:46:26 BST 2014

On Tue, 14 Oct 2014, Catalin Braescu via Tig wrote:
> Based on your opinion no Linux, Java, Wordpress, Forefox, Chrome,
> OpenOffice could ever happen. Wait, they did happen!

All of these were/are supported directly or indirectly by commercial 
enterprise.  Sun paid a billion dollars for MySQL and then gave it 
away for free.  Sun also purchased OpenOffice (StarOffice) from a 
commercial enterprise and gave it away.  Google pays for the 
development of both Firefox and Chrome.  Linux is paid for by many 
companies and most Linux developers work for a company which benefits 
from Linux.

Some of the companies involved were/are making money associated with 
the source code they gave away.  Many of the projects were paid for 
based on profits made from some entirely different enterprise.

It is exceedingly difficult to survive based on the design of 
something which has been offered for free to everyone interested.

Giving away the design of something so that others may implement/use 
it should be a matter of personal choice.

Indeed, if one can be gainfully employed in an occupation (e.g. 
Colorist), then it may be feasable to give something related that one 
has developed away as long as it does not result in loss of income.

There is little doubt that the post-production world would benefit 
from contributions of software/designs so that it is not so beholden 
to proprietary vendors, particularly as pay rates decline.

Bob Friesenhahn
bfriesen at simple.dallas.tx.us, http://www.simplesystems.org/users/bfriesen/
GraphicsMagick Maintainer,    http://www.GraphicsMagick.org/

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