Re: Marble provides basic engine for free Google Earth replacement
Posted by: Anonymous
on August 12, 2008 07:32 AM
So your answer is "tools down everyone"? Do you see proprietary companies not competing because someone else has done it already? Innovation and evolution works partially through mimicking and extending as well as introducing novelty. It's interesting that you use the Skype and google earth example because neither of these are open source implementations - they are proprietary offerings on the linux platform.. imagine how much better then could be if they did let the community chip in? They aren't "Free". Is your issue really that proprietary software are seen as second class citizen on linux (by their business owners) rather than it being a problem with opensource?