Commercial Software

Theo Schmidt at
Tue Mar 15 08:24:06 UTC 2011

Matthias Kirschner schrieb:
> Would anyone here disagree that software is commercial as soon as people
> are paid to develop it? 

Yes, I would disagree. People can and do develop free software as part of their 
jobs, e.g. the Linux kernel. This doesn't make the software commercial per se.

> Does anybody here see a difference between the amount of 
> - commercial non-free software and commercial Free Software or 
> - non-commercial non-free software and non-commercial Free Software?
> The only advantage in this case: you know that people have no clue about
> Free Software when they use commercial software as an antonym to Free
> Software.

Well you have made my head spin and I havn't a clue!

Theo Schmidt

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