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Re: Insect Pro 2.1 : New version release
From: Pete Smith <seclists () decapitate us>
Date: Wed, 9 Mar 2011 12:06:58 +1100
On 9 March 2011 11:13, Ryan Sears <rdsears () mtu edu> wrote:
I agree, in order for it to qualify as 'free' it needs to be just that.
Forcing someone to make a 'donation' before you give them said free
software is SELLING that software. Saying it's free is not just misleading,
it's a blatantly *not* true.
Juan did however give me a download to test it out when I contacted him
off-list, which was nice of him, but I don't think that these announcements
should say 'free with a donation from 20$ up'. It should state that you HAVE
to pay 20$ in order to get a download. Anything else is misleading.
Also due to the fact that this is *not* open-source I did not try it out.
Just too many red flags for me.
I agree with Ryan here, too many red flags... Essentially this $20
"donation" is paying for a windows only gui as most of the functionality
that is being advertised to encourage people to download and pay the
donation is provided by actual open-source products...
Do you know what would be really good... not using FD to advertise and drum
up donations for your product...
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