Re: [Gimp-developer] Gimp on Steam

On 03/08/2014 08:32 PM, Paka wrote:
cannot see that this:

is much different than what would result from involvement with steam.  For
the record, I do not want to see steam support and believe google should
take down the cited url.

RollApp explains how they make money:

*"Free" access to cloud-based applications, where the price is the forced viewing of a 15-30 second video ad every 15 minutes (

*"Pay" access to the same applications. Gimp can be rented ad-free for $1.99 a month (

In either case, any user-produced content can't be saved to the user's hard drive, only to the cloud.

In addition to GIMP, RollApp offers OpenOffice, LibreOffice, Inkscape, MyPaint, Dia, DarkTable, a bunch of games, bluefish, Scribus, and a long list of other floss softwares (

At least some of the RollApp floss softwares are from the Ubuntu repository (

RollApp's eventual goal is to attract distributors of proprietary software (

RollApp's terms of service require that users submit to the usual electronic monitoring (

RollApp's privacy policy is the usual boilerplate: they collect, store, and share whatever suits their changing business model and/or whatever law enforcement agency might want access to personal data (

Is there any conceivable benefit to GIMP (or any floss software) in being made available through RollApp?

Is there any way to persuade/force RollApp to remove GIMP from RollApp?

Elle Stone

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