GPL not encouraging new technology
markj at cloaked.freeserve.co.uk
Fri Nov 29 16:23:34 UTC 2002
Niall Douglas <ned at nedprod.com> wrote:
> I'll firstly offer my own position on this: the big problem I see
> with the GPL is that it does not make any money for vendors *except*
> when the product is already well-established and mature. [...]
I do not think that the GPL is particularly better or worse in this regard
than most software licences. I suspect that selling GPL software is easier
because there is a near-guarantee of not being able to screw the users for
more money in exchange for no new work. I am testing this suspicion.
To me, your business model seems short-sighted and hemmed in by the thinking
of proprietary software producers. *shrug*
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