my distribution scheme for GPLed software

Jerome Alet alet at
Tue Mar 4 09:55:06 UTC 2003


For those of you who might be interested, wrt my post in :
As an experiment, I've implemented such a (somewhat modified) 
distribution scheme for a project of mine, PyKota (print quota 
solution for CUPS), as described on :
The interesting thing is that it seems to work. 

Considering that the project begins, that it has no real 
documentation yet (command line help excepted), and that the public 
is small (I think), I can say that (to my great surprise) in 15 days 
I've already got one person who paid for the tarball, and several 
others who will push for the person in charge (with money) to pay. 

Out of the persons who told me they will certainely pay, one 
excepted, they've already downloaded and used the CVS version. 
(of course I know not all will pay)
I thought this may be of some interest to the readers of this list.

Could this be an ethically correct solution to make "some" money out 
of Free Software ? 

Comments, especially about the "ethically correct" part, are more 
than welcome. 

Jerome Alet

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