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Re: Mutiny on the Bounty

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i also have a somewhat critical opinion about the bounty system.
but on the other hand, it's the minimum commercial marketplace AROS has.

having knowledge about linux/macos/windows, one can make money from that knowledge, and have fun and give away stuff for free using the same knowledge.

having knowledge about AROS, one can only have fun and give away stuff for free, because there is (almost) no market to make any money from.

for anything in this world to survive, there has to be a financial background. as such, I think the bounty system is a good thing. but i'd like to see commercial software and hardware releases, via eBay, amazon, or other distributors, even better.

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Re: Mutiny on the Bounty

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Also downloading ubuntu, open office or whatever you are asked to donate. Even goverments have supported linux with money. If
You can not do the work you might be able to pay. It is just how the world works. Lots of die hard amiga freaks is the only way aros is still alive.

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I'm sure, if all these open source-programmers in the last 20 years had done just if they get money, no alternative operating system would have worked. AROS exists since 1995, 22 years. Is it a daily useable operating system? No. Too less supported platforms, to less supported hardware, no actual software. OSx86 exists just since 11 years, half the time, and even long-time Mac users are switching to it because Hackintoshes are cheaper and more powerful than real Macs. And the community also had to program lots of PC hardware drivers, and it works from a Pentium 4 to a Xeon 12 core CPU.


Did I get nut, or are you really comparing a little niche community effort (AROS), brought to you by half a dozen of "always active" volounteers and just 5x-10x more occasional coders, to a mass-market, mainstream OS heavily based on open source technologies which are constantly maintained by 100s or even 1000s people every day? MacOS X is so active because Apple sells millions of Macs every year, which makes the Mac user and coders base hundreds of times wider and larger than AROS' one.

Would you like to have a similar user/coder base for AROS? Not a problem, really: just create a computer system everyone wants to buy, place AROS preinstalled onto it, and wait.

Seriously: the bounty system has many flaws, but it's a good option for AROS and Amiga world, and direct donations, patreon.com and others are just other options as well. Don't believe everyone is making anything for free, nor try to pretend everybody should. It won't work.

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