[cairo] 1.10 release schedule

Kalle Vahlman kalle.vahlman at gmail.com
Sat Jan 9 04:41:30 PST 2010

2010/1/9 Brent Fulgham <bfulgham at gmail.com>

> Hi Chris,
> On Thu, Jan 7, 2010 at 5:29 PM, Chris <blupub at yahoo.com> wrote:
>> Windows accounts for 90% of (consumer) operating systems in use worldwide.
>> It would be only fair to assume that most developers are writing software
>> for Windows (because that's where most of the money is to be had).
> While you are probably right, the unfortunate fact is that the number of
> developers familiar with Windows, who are willing to work on Open Source
> software, is relatively small.

These two things (the potential for money and the willingness to work
without getting it) seem to correlate strongly. Add to that the fact that
software companies tend to want to use OSS (because it's free) but are not
keen to improve it (because it's not free, and others can collect on your
investment too), and you are in a situation where there is potential for
wider userbase but nobody wants to invest (neither time nor money) in making
it happen.

Kalle Vahlman, zuh at iki.fi
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