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Text from the article:"... and since we're still learning on how to best
make software for Linux,..."
The answer is very simple: OPEN SOURCE IT UNDER OSI APPROVED LICENSE!!!
Google Releases Picasa for Linux (Slashdot)
Posted May 28, 2006 21:53 UTC (Sun) by jengelh (subscriber, #33263)
Posted May 28, 2006 23:13 UTC (Sun) by Arker (guest, #14205)
They probably can't free Picasa, due to not actually owning all of it.
Still, it's a loss-leader for them, they give it away to build goodwill essentially.
Frankly I think they would have been better off saving the money they spent on it, and just doing a windows port of digikam. They probably could have added any features it might lack much cheaper than going the route they have.
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