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Old 04 April 2015, 10:59   #4
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Originally Posted by mjnurney View Post
Why should people give their hard work away free ? I agree that open source is good for us but it's not good for the developer. With the rise of mobile tech, old style games are all the rage now. We could see many Amiga ,atari,msx , Apple2 style titles coming around again on iOS or android.

Look at organ trail for instance or flappy bird. Serious programs or apps is different , amiga os productivity software is pretty much unsellable now although a few try.

Open source is great but don't expect much , 25 year old software has a habit of getting lost or damaged two.
I really don't see the correlation between the source being available and not being able to make a profit on an app store. The average iOS/Android user is not going to roll his or her own compilation of a given app.
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