Prepare for open source while using mindjet mindmanager.

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Dear all,

Commercial is commercial, money rank first.
As after Snowden's issue, it would be better to prepare
for open source --- M$, G00gle are forced to obey gov't or any powers,
but I believe ubuntu, richard stallman are NOT.

My dream would be running Linux + mindmanager,
yet if mindmanager cant run on Linux,
then an alternative application will run... xmind is a good ALTERNATIVE at the moment, but not a good choice, YET.

My workaround:
Luckily xmind could import most features of maps from mindjet.
But what suck is xmind's file is one map file to one folder + MANY sheets, instead of mindjet's one map file to one mind map. Honestly I found mindjet's approach more useful daily.

so, I do this way:

I open a new file in mindjet, then import into xmind.
I only use the features that can be IMPORTED correctly to xmind.
I have to test the features before I can use them.

Xmind is partly open source, with some "pro" features not open source.

My target:
If finally mindjet sucks much, someone may employ some programmer to modify xmind into a one file to one map format.
In that way, the above features shared among xmind and mindjet should still be useful.

And that's how my approach to prepare for open source.
Not because I didn't love mindmanager, I love it.
But...... just that way.


Any comments?
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OH I should say...

xmind's file: 1 computer file == 1 folder + many mind maps.
mindjet: 1 computer file == 1 mind map.