[GRASS5] Proprietory Frontend for Mac OS X (was: Grass Projection Parameters)

Jaro Hofierka hofi at geomodel.sk
Sat Feb 23 05:49:31 EST 2002

Just for those interested in various categories of free and non-free software -
see this web page:


I hope this might help in recent discussions.


Helena Mitasova wrote:

> >
> >
> > > The Macintosh community is not used to free software. They are used to
> > > paying for quality software on a CD in a box with manuals and support
> > > that they can purchase from a store.
> >
> > But you can do this and let your frontend have all freedoms.
> > It does not stand in contrast to Free Software.
> > You also have the chance to educate them.
> >         Bernhard
> >
> I think that this statement just shows again that there is a misunderstanding
> of what free
> means for free software - free does not mean that you are not supposed to pay
> for it
> but that you have freedom to run, modifiy, etc. So selling
> "quality software on a CD in a box with manuals and support
> that they can purchase from a store"
> is, as Bernhard says in no conflict with making it free - and here I cannot
> help it-
> the word Open is just more accurate (no matter how much the free and open
> source
> guys do not like each other). As I said before, for most people, not
> intimately familiar
> with the free software and open source world, free software means something
> completely
> different than what it is (often it is a proprietary software that is given
> away for no charge).
> So I can very much understand why Jeshua does not want their product to be
> free, but may be
> you could consider keep it Open?
> And there are many Mac people who would love to buy a nice, easy to use GIS
> (I know couple of them right here), but who would also like to modify it.
> Helena
> >
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