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Re: Does it do that?


From: mike3
Subject: Re: Does it do that?
Date: 21 May 2007 18:47:04 -0700
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On May 1, 9:25 am, "Trevis Rothwell" <address@hidden> wrote:
> On 4/30/07, Alexander Terekhov <address@hidden> wrote:
>
>
>
> > Trevis Rothwell wrote:
> > [...]
> > > Selling the software itself is certainly one option, and some people
> > > may even pay money for a copy of your software even if it's free.
>
> > Wow, what a great business plan!
>
> Probably not.  I didn't claim it was.  I did claim, as you quoted,
> that "some people may even pay money for a copy of your software even
> if it's free", and I stand by that claim.  The fact that most people
> won't is why anyone interested in profiting via writing free software
> should explore other options.

Such as making it non-"free" instead. However, I also do not
believe that one needs to make a Microsoft-style extraordinarily
restrictive license though to make any sort of reasonable
profit.



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