Mandrake and the commercial license

Jan Wildeboer jan.wildeboer at
Tue Dec 17 19:00:35 UTC 2002

Simo Sorce wrote:

> You already have the freedom, you can always switch to the GPLed
> license.
> Only you do not get supplementary services that way.

Which would be interesting to know why. They could offer the same 
services for the same price for the GPLed version. Their current method 
says: Support only for the proprietary version. And exactly that is what 
I do not like about this. Support and other supplementary services 
should be independent of the license. IMHO though.

> In my opinion it is only a marketing move to sell services, nothing
> freedom reducing.

In that case they would offer the same services for the GPLed version - 
which they do not do. It is more than a marketimg move. It is saying 
GPLed is without anything.

Jan Wildeboer

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