GPL not encouraging new technology

MJ Ray markj at
Fri Nov 29 16:23:34 UTC 2002

Niall Douglas <ned at> 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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