LXLE releases LibreAnte, monetized downloads for all.

Posted by buntfu on Sep 25, 2013 10:58 PM EDT
lxle.net; By Ronnie
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Not everyone can donate, not everyone will donate, and no one will donate all the time to every project they use. Many developers and free content creators have uttered the words, "if I could get such and such for each download/view". That would at least pay for the servers/equipment.

I often wonder how amazing opesource software would be if funded correctly. I don't think its a matter of people won't fund it, it's a matter of figuring out revenue streams for opensource software, it's going to be a different model then proprietary software because opensource is a different beast, different rules, and needs different monetary approaches.

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