[OS X TeX] OT: Autotrace

Alan Litchfield alan at alphabyte.co.nz
Mon Apr 9 17:01:13 EDT 2007

I don't use MacPorts or Fink. If I need an app that is not provided  
as a binary I'll just get get the source and compile it.

So I've got this straight, though. Are you saying that this guy is  
using the free software model to get other people's input into his  
projects, then turning around and making them shareware when the work  
is done?


On 10/04/2007, at 4:18 AM, Bruno Voisin wrote:

> Le 14 mars 07 à 03:16, Enrico Franconi a écrit :
>> On 14 Mar 2007, at 10:58, Bruno Voisin wrote:
>>> Le 14 mars 07 à 00:31, Enrico Franconi a écrit :
>>>> I did install hassle-free autotrace and potrace using MacPorts  
>>>> and its GUI PortAuthority.
>>> - I haven't accepted the move of PortAuthority from freeware  
>>> during development to shareware when development was completed,  
>>> without prior notice. When the first shareware Aqua version was  
>>> released, there was still the excuse of the availability of a  
>>> freeware X11 version. Now the X11 version seems to be gone, which  
>>> makes PortAuthority pure shareware. It's not the matter of the  
>>> amount of money involved (the price of PortAuthority isn't big),  
>>> it's a matter of principle.
>> PortAuthority is a project which is *not* endorsed by MacPorts  
>> (this is clearly stated when you install MacPorts). I agree with  
>> you that this is not the ideal situation, given also that it is a  
>> very poorly written software, and the X11 version disappeared. I  
>> paid the fee, since it is still quite a useful GUI support.
> He's done it again !
> <http://www.codebykevin.com/phynchronicity.html>
> <http://www.codebykevin.com/blosxom.cgi/2007/04/09#phynchronicity-1.0>
> <http://www.codebykevin.com/blosxom.cgi/2007/04/09#free-competition>
> Bruno

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