Posted by: Anonymous
on December 01, 2007 11:52 AM
You wrote: "I would pay for Writer's Cafe if it worked well for me, but in order to make it work I'd need the source."
That's not quite true.
First, if the developer wants you to pay for a copy, it's his job to make a binary that works for you. Tools exists that let him does that. First, there's the LSB. Next, see the <a href="http://autopackage.org/devel-zone.html?">Tools Section at Autopackage</a>, for example. That would let him create binaries that have a minimum of necessary requirements.
Second, access to the source code doesn't constitute so-called "free" software which is probably the point of the above comment.
Third, your preference for a certain distribution (and the disadvantages that result from your choice) is no good reason why others shouldn't be informed about a useful software that may work for their distributions -- which is what the zealots here seem to believe.