Re: [NTLK] free newt paint

From: Lou Forlini (
Date: Tue Mar 05 2002 - 00:43:02 EST

At 12:12 AM -0500 3/5/02, Alex wrote:
>Sure, paying for shareware is a good thing. Seems like a fair
>concept. You try, you like, you buy. But, there are some other
>issues.... what about income disparity? Within North America, and
>especially, in countries around the world where $20US is mucho$$$
>I personally like the idea of NON-CRIPPLED shareware.... that way,
>those who can, pay, and those who can't don;t get left out completely.
>Sure, I know the argument goes, most ppl who can pay, won;t. But in
>this Newton Community? I doubt that's true. And even if it is, my
>first point is still factual. $20USD can be a lot of money in some
>places and to some ppl.
>So.... tips on how to get software for free, or for some hassle (as
>in this case), should be welcomed on this list. I don;t see the
>immorality here that other users obviously see.
>I see more immorality in basing shareware fees on US dollars, and
>having no sliding scale payment system, that takes into account the
>very real differences in ppl's situations.

    Hey Alex,

    I think others have already said, *this is not a crackz and warez list*

    If *you* think software should be free, or sold on a sliding
scale, then how about *you* write some software and sell it that way,
and stop lecturing developers about what they should do with the
results of their labors. The only "immorality" here is you wanting
to steal something that you had no hand in creating.

    - Lou Forlini
      Software Engineer
      System Support Products, Inc.

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