Re: Ubuntu mobile is an opportunity or a threat to free software?
Its an oppertunity.
If/when i make an app, I will most likely use the "android model" that many has used, which means theres a free version, but the first time its run a message will pop up asking for a donation if the app is enjoyed. Remember that even though things are developed and given away freely, spending 2$ saying thank you is a well appreciated pat on the shoulder. I mean, projects such as vlc player also runs on donation, and isn't that an awesome program?
I sure don't mind giving such projects whatever change i have in my pockets, and if people just give back what they can when they take some, its all going to be fine. I know people will argue this is not the proper mindset for being for Open Source and free software, but hey; making a piece of software takes time, and it can be a hard piece of work, with which i have no problem paying for, the money is even handed over with a big smile if it is not something i am forced to give.
"...It takes a special kind of incompetence to not be able to make a browser that you coded for an OS that you coded not work across all of your OS versions." - Camfered Edge, on theverge, said in regards to microsofts criticism of google updates