Free software, as in speech, without Makefile

Paul van der Vlis paul at
Fri Mar 20 10:26:18 UTC 2015


Somebody asks me to support a nice program with a AGPL license.

It is free as in speech, but not as in beer. If you want to use it for
more then 5 users, you have to pay a fee,

The source is available but the Makefile is missing. The developer says
it's to make it a bit more difficult to build it yourself. Eventually
for removing the registration.

It's a complex Java program what depends on many third party components
(all free), so maybe it's not so easy to make such a Makefile, no idea.

What's your opinion?

With regards,
Paul van der Vlis

Paul van der Vlis Linux systeembeheer, Groningen

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