Re: Contact copyright holder / ask for free software license
Contacting copyright holder and asking them to release under
GPL or such is not a bad idea.
even if they say no they might consider it in the future.
They will know there is a real use for it.
Else people just buy free-software complying hardware, or better
alternative software that is fully free software.
Doing nonfree is getting a worse and worse business these days.
Many people have begun to use Ubuntu i.e., so the more market share that is taken from
MS/apple etc. the more the need for releasing free software becomes
Not sure if ubuntu accepts non-free though in their non-free
repository (isn't that a bit too easy to use?)...
They should make it harder to enable that..
Non-free can be enabled from the GUI it seems..
The problem is non-free sets the whole free software development back quite a bit..
> On Thu, 09 Oct 2014, Paul Wise wrote:
> > On Wed, Oct 8, 2014 at 9:48 PM, Mathieu Slabbinck wrote:
> > > I was wondering if anyone could point me to the best practice way of doing
> > > this.
> > Best practice would be to contact the copyright holder and ask them to
> > convert the software to FLOSS. If they refuse to do so, then try to
> > find, write or convince someone to write an alternative. If all of
> > that fails and you still need the proprietary spftware, install it
> > locally and you are done.
> > --
> > bye,
> > pabs
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