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Submitted by Jakob on 18 January, 2008 - 12:40.

If you think doing work for free is what matters, there's probably something about open source you do not understand - it's not about giving things away for free, it's about freedom!

To use a common analogy, "Free Software" isn't free in the same sense that beer can be free.

I do not ask for people to pay me what I have already made available, in fact I am going to soften the terms of use for my existing templates and make them even more available to the community.

Problem is, there won't be new improved versions of my themes in the foreseeable future unless my work is somehow recompensed. Point is, people have no obligation to donate, nor do I have an obligation to put in hundreds of hours of work without compensation.

If you think my position regarding how I should spend my own time is somehow morally questionable, you're entitled. We all have different priorities, but you cannot make demands unless you make an effort in return. If people really want to see these themes improved and ported - and soon - it's up to them to make it possible for me.

The way I see it, it's a matter of freedom and choice, and the arrangement I am proposing ensures the freedom of everyone involved.


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