[Ardour-Dev] funding priorities

Quentin Harley qharley at wbs.co.za
Tue Jan 20 00:36:50 PST 2009

Now this is getting a bit much.

Jan Stary wrote:
> On Jan 20 08:13:07, Quentin Harley wrote:
>> The reason we are in the situation we are in now is because software 
>> became so expensive to start off with.
> What? "(comercial) software became expensive", and
> that's why Ardour is short of funds?

Not the point, is it?

>> Students and upstarts cannot afford these, and then just rips it off.
>> We now have a whole generation of "Try before buy" users that do not
>> even think about the fact that they are part of the reason software
>> is becoming even more expensive to cover costs...
> Aha. So, if people download my software from torrents instead of buying
> it from me, I will make it more expensive. That will solve the problem.

Tell me this does not happen.

>> These guys sees Ardour, and does not think twice to use it for free 
>> without donating.  Why should they if they are stealing other software 
>> as well.
> So not donating to an opensource project is
> like stealing other software, right?
> Way to get more subsribers!

Not at all.  I was trying to say that if you would make paying mandatory 
these guys would just steal it.  Now at least they don't have to.
I'm on your side ;-)

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