Ode to the libre community
We, Pedro Silva and Veronika Horska, hereby show our appreciation to everyone in the libre-software community: developers, contributors and users. Moreover we would like to express our support to Inkscape1 and Scribus2, both used in the design of Portucalio.
Roses are red,
Violets are blue,
sugar is sweet,
And so are you.
Portucalio is still quite young (we just launched it!) and so it’s too earlier to say if it’s a success or not. Nevertheless one of the first things we did upon finishing its design was to offer a couple of calendars to everyone who we love and who gave us that extra motivation: our family. That been said we felt that Inkscape and Scribus folks were already part of this adventure and so, we have donated the small amount of 10 euros (value of each calendar) to
each3 Inkscape in sign of our appreciation.
We also intend to keep pushing the FLOSS (Free/libre and open source software)4 options to the public by showing how Portucalio was made and by encouraging everyone to give it a try. For more information on how to donate visit Inkscape donation page and [Scribus donation page]()
Inkscape is professional quality vector graphics software which runs on Windows, Mac OS X and GNU/Linux. It is used by design professionals and hobbyists worldwide, for creating a wide variety of graphics such as illustrations, icons, logos, diagrams, maps and web graphics. Inkscape uses the W3C open standard SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) as its native format, and is free and open-source software. – Inkscape
[…] Scribus is designed for layout, typesetting, and preparation of files for professional-quality image-setting equipment. It can also create animated and interactive PDF presentations and forms. Example uses include writing newspapers, brochures, newsletters, posters, and books.
We are currently waiting to know how we should proceed in regards of our transaction to Scribus.
“Free software” means software that respects users’ freedom and community. Roughly, it means that the users have the freedom to run, copy, distribute, study, change and improve the software. Thus, “free software” is a matter of liberty, not price. To understand the concept, you should think of “free” as in “free speech,” not as in “free beer”. We sometimes call it “libre software,” borrowing the French or Spanish word for “free” as in freedom, to show we do not mean the software is gratis. – Free Software Foundation