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guys this guy has payed a lot of money for the program he is using, and is
very skilled with the tools he
every one,

has. though I think that we should use free and open source software, we can
not force him to use it. why should he switch to the programs that we use if
it is compatible that we use. we should not be insulting him for using
adobe's produce we should be encouraging him to try out what we use.

Im not sure but I think that he is new to open source and does not have the
passion that we do for FOSS. but he does have some passion for our software.
why else would he be makeing these freaking awesome banners for us. he
decided to help us advertise LibreOffice.

this is a big problem that we open source people have. I know that we are
passionat for this software, but we are really bad at this. if you read some
of my email responses you will know that I hate micro$ft, and would like
every one to use Ubuntu or other GNU/Linux distro's. I think that every
thing that Micro$ft does is stupid, but the person that uses micro$ft
produces is not stupid. the user that uses Windo$ just does not know that
they have any other choice besides Macinto$$h.


I am sorry for what they are saying. I hope that you will continue what you
are doing.

On Tue, Sep 27, 2011 at 4:58 PM, Vitorio Furusho <>wrote:


I agree with what Tobias says.

I am using INKSCAPE and GIMP to draw Banner, banners, stickers, posters,

It is a simple software to use and practical.



*Furusho, Vitorio*
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2011/9/27 Tobias Bernard <>

so you used photoshop to create these?
man, that's not cool. graphics for free software should be created using
free software.
all your design is great, but great design done with non-free software is
never as good as the same design done with free software. many designers
(even in the FLOSS community) don't care about this, but it is really
if free software design is done on a proprietary system using proprietary
software formats, how can people change it using free software on a free
if one doesn't think that using free software is a good thing, why should
support free software (such as libo)?

design source files are code too. the same principles applied to software
are appliable to design too, so if the source isn't published, the design
proprietary. if (as in your case) the design is released under a free
software license (LGPL among others) you *have to* publish the source
it's not optional.

i think a lot of us free software people should finally start thinking of
our design as something that has to be as free as our software.

aleksandar, i don't want to offend you in any way, but i had to say
this. free software is also about the tools we use to create it.
so please don't be scared and keep up the great work, but if you can find
the time (and haven't already done it), check out
inkscape<>(extremely powerful FLOSS vector
graphics editor) and consider using it for
future designs. vector is better for most kinds of design anyway ;)


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