Posted by: Anonymous Coward
on March 06, 2007 04:36 PM
I agree with this.
I don't use Xara, but they have a business to run. If they can't make money from Xara anymore, then they can no longer pay developers to work on the opensource code.
Thats a fact of life.
If Xara was ported to windows<nobr> <wbr></nobr>/and/ that hit their revenue then not only would Xara's shareholders lose out, the community would lose the full-time paid developers and corporate support.
They are simply warning the community of this (perhaps in a less than tactful manner). This doesn't make them evil. If you want to use a fully free, entirely community based vector drawing program then you have alternatives.
They're not trying to stop anyone, just discourage them.