Open Source Publishing – Graphic Design Caravan

Impossible choice

News · October 10th, 2010 ·

Packt-publishing, big on books about Open Source, now wants us to ‘Vote for our favorite Open Source Graphics Software to win‘. It is a clever campaign I guess: data about popular applications should be useful in deciding what books will sell. Packt gives away one proprietary e-reader to a random voter and I only hope there is also a generous donation to the winning projects (no mention of any on the Packt site).
What a strange idea that I would want to choose between Inkscape, Blender, Scribus, Gimp and jmonkeyengine. How counterproductive to assume competition between complementary projects. Imagine asking a carpenter whether she likes her hammer better than her screwdriver?

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  • 1. michael

    Oct 16, 2010 at 11:21 am

    “What’s with all these awards? They’re always giving out awards. Best fascist dictator: Adolf Hitler.”

    Alvy Singer (Woody Allen), visiting Hollywood in Annie Hall