On Wed, Feb 09, 2005 at 02:40:13AM +0100, Jakub Steiner wrote:
> On Tue, 2005-02-08 at 11:13 -0800, Carol Spears wrote:
> > On Tue, Feb 08, 2005 at 01:26:49PM +0100, Jakub Steiner wrote:
> > > 
> > > In many cases people just want to convert their old work. They don't use
> > > proprietary formats by ignorance, but simply because of a lack of option
> > > and lock-in of their software.
> > > 
> > you mean like "they cannot afford it" or "it does not work on my
> > operating system even if i do steal it"?
> > 
> > define "lock-in" please.
> Lock-in as in "f*ck I'm screwed now i have to use Adobe products to have
> access to all my work".
> >From your standpoint they have made a poor decision for letting that
> happen in the first place I guess. Some may have not known about GIMP,
> some may have required functionality that isn't in GIMP. Some work in an
> environment where Adobe products are simply the only pipeline used. In
> the real world, people trade freedoms for candy.
everyone has their own things that lock them into something and out of
other things.

while i have no idea what the developers are doing, either as a group or
individually (it is always just a guess about everything and anything,
not just gimp stuff), i always thought that they kept the ability to
read psd to a minimum to force people away from stealing and using
photoshop.  it would make sense if you look at it like a war.

people who save their work in psd must be 1) secure that their place of
employment will always use photoshop and computers that run it or 2)
fairly certain they will always be able to afford it or steal it.
photoshop has done its part in the world to continually demand that
everyone purchase bigger and better computers with each new release;
everyone counts on things that i have found to be not dependable.

i get upset with the independent groups.  i cannot remember the graphic
but someone appeared on #gimp with a psd for an event that was sponsored
by a group that was supposed to be all for freedom (it was anti-music or
anti-copyright, iirc).  shame on these people for this.  it is like that
movie about aol that met in starbucks to dis on borders -- and used
major stars to do this.  for shame.

THEN i spent a week following things on #gimp some.  there was lots of
talk and exchange of facts about the gimp raw plug-in.  i haven't seen
anything here about the raw plug-in, but i did see that Adobe has
released an updated raw thing themselves.

all this stuff, and i just got to sit back and ask myself, whatsup?

Jakub, do you know whatsup with all this?


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