Re: Writing for Free Software Magazine
On Saturday 26 March 2005 07:15, Tony Mobily IMAP wrote:
The great thing about this magazine is that all of the articles are
released under a free license six weeks after publication.
I still say it's immoral to withhold information from some while
giving it to
those who can pay.
I happen to agree with you on this one.
Unless you judge the articles' information to be
worthless, then you are, by definition, creating a society of haves and
I don't think I am. The articles are non-free only for a short time -
six weeks. After that, they are released under a free license (GFDL, CC
or Verbatim copying).
If we created a magazine where only PART of the content was released
for free, I would agree with you. However (fortunately) the WHOLE
magazine is released after just six weeks - which I think long enough
to justify the expense of a subscription (and cover our expenses).
What's more: withholding that information might put free software
projects/communities at risk, if it's something to do with the
world's aggressive actions, for example.
I have the feeling you misunderstood what we wrote on the web site. I
am not sure you realise the ALL the contents are released for free six
weeks after publication. I am sure you wouldn't write this if you had
Sorry, but if/when I have anything new to write, I'll put it on a
where everyone can read it for free.
That's fantastic. That's exactly what we are trying to do. That's the
beauty of free software: different people working towards a common
goal. Thanks for your help!