[Tig] High quality Super 8 transfer needed
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
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.
bfriesen at simple.dallas.tx.us, http://www.simplesystems.org/users/bfriesen/
GraphicsMagick Maintainer, http://www.GraphicsMagick.org/
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