Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 26th Jul 2007 20:31 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
Microsoft "In his keynote at OSCON, Microsoft General Manager of Platform Strategy Bill Hilf announced that Microsoft is submitting its shared source licenses to the Open Source Initiative. This is a huge, long-awaited move. It will be earthshaking for both Microsoft and for the open source community if the licenses are in fact certified as open source licenses. Microsoft has been releasing a lot of software as shared source (nearly 650 projects, according to Bill). If this is suddenly certified as true open source software, it will be a lot harder to draw a bright line between Microsoft and the open source community." In addition, Microsoft has launched a new website where it details its relationship with open source.
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RE[5]: Yet another
by Jokel on Fri 27th Jul 2007 07:17 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Yet another"
Jokel
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Hmm... There is a Maya for Linux. It has the same version as the windows version (8.5) and works very well the last time I saw it. Also Softimage XSI has a Linux version - and there are a lot more very, very professional software makers that are making Linux software for years now..

So - it IS possible to develop a expensive, very complicated commercial program for Windows and Linux. Also there seems to be a market for it, otherwise these company's won't bother to do it...

Then.. If Adobe won't make a Photoshop for Linux they are in essence admitting they are less capable in writing software than the above company's. Seems weird.. There IS a market and there is a lot of money to make there - otherwise the above company's wont bother to make a Linux version at all.

So - there must be another reason to refuse to make a Linux version of Photoshop. I wonder what it is?

Sorry about my English - it's not my native language..

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