Help for requesting to liberate a software

Kaartic Sivaraam kaarticsivaraam91196 at
Sun Apr 9 14:45:18 UTC 2017

Sorry for the delayed response and thanks for your reply. Your e-mail
seems much better. I would post it to the group mail of the developer
and would share the results. 

On Wed, 2017-04-05 at 20:12 +0200, Nico Rikken wrote:
> Dear Kaartic,
> Great find, and I agree a free license could make this a better
> project. From our point of view that is.
> Some developers are not aware of free software licenses at all, some
> are but still choose not to adopt a free software license. That's why
> I
> consider you sentence 'It would have been better if' too judgmental.
> As you might have found out, the project page [1] highlights how
> other
> Android apps might integrate. Also there was a question on the forums
> about adding more languages [3].
> [1]
> [2]
> [3]
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> 897373
> So if I were to write an email, I would adopt a slightly different
> structure?
> Hi, great you're delivering value, not tied to online services!
> Have you considered a free software license?
> A free software license would enable others to contribute to your
> effort.
> Contributions can come by bug reports, code, infrastructure,
> documentation and translations.
> I've seen more translations are requested [3], perhaps native
> speakers
> might be motivated to contribute to your effort.
> A free software license shows users you care about their digital
> freedoms, and this motivates users to use your software, and
> contribute
> to it.
> If you'd like more information, or assistance, feel free to contact
> me.
> If I cannot help you directly, I know plenty of other community
> members
> who would like to help an awesome project like yours adopt a free
> software license.
> Kind regards.
> Even if you were to use your stated e-mail, I think you'd be doing
> great. Also you might consider posting on the forum, hoping that
> others
> might chip in.
> One last tip: I have found it to be more valuable to start a
> conversation with a small initial email, rather than dumping a highly
> detailed wall of text which might put people off.
> Please share the results of your effort.
> Kind regards,
> Nico

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