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BlogJet - new Windows client [May. 28th, 2004|01:41 pm]
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BlogJet is a new Windows client for LiveJournal with WYSIWYG editor. It definitely should be added to Windows Clients list.

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<p><a href="http://www.blogjet.com/">BlogJet</a> is a new Windows client for <font color="#004080"><font color="#0080c0">Live</font>Journal</font> with WYSIWYG editor. It definitely should be added to Windows Clients list.</p>
<p><span bold; font-style: italic;?><strong><font color="#ff7f00">Benefits</font></strong></span><lj-raw></p>
<li>BlogJet is the only application from <em>Windows Clients</em> list that has&nbsp;a WYSIWYG editor.</li>
<li>It has LJ-CUT tag implemented in interesting and usable way.</li>
<li>It has multiple accounts support.</li>
<li>It can automatically upload images / other file to FTP server.</li>
<li>You can record voice and post it along with your journal entry.</li></ul>
<p>See <a href="http://www.blogjet.com/screenshots/">screenshots here</a>.</p>
<p><strong><font color="#008080">Disadvantages</font></strong></p></lj-raw><lj-raw>
<li>BlogJet is not free - $19.95 for a copy.</li>
<li>Currently, it doesn't support extended <font color="#0080c0">Live</font><font color="#004080">Journal</font> tags (mood, now-playing, etc.)</li></ul>
<p>Can it be added to <a href="http://www.livejournal.com/download/?platform=Windows">http://www.livejournal.com/download/?platform=Windows</a>&nbsp;?</p></lj-raw><lj-raw>

From: khalidz0r
2004-05-28 09:00 am (UTC)
Well, open source software is usually free, at least for personal use. Thus, if the client was open source it wouldn't have costed $20.
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[User Picture]From: hythloday
2004-05-28 09:31 am (UTC)
So, I repeat my question: do you think it would be a good idea to include if the client was $20 but was open source?

(Several licences permit the author of the work to do this.)
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From: khalidz0r
2004-05-28 09:40 am (UTC)
Well, the essence of my response is that the answer to this question is besides the point. Let me put it that way:

If I can use it legally for an indefinite time without having to pay $20, then it is worth putting there. If I do have to pay to use it then no. Regardless of it being open or closed source.

Being open source, other than showing us that the program really does what it claims to do, simply means it is more likely to be distributed freely, again, at least for personal usage (Which is all what I care about when we talk about a blogging clinet).
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