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Re: [DotGNU]Business Models for Free Software

From: Daniel Carrera
Subject: Re: [DotGNU]Business Models for Free Software
Date: Wed, 27 Mar 2002 09:45:34 -0500 (EST)

Eric Raymond's essay: "The Magic Cauldron" is an excellent source.  It can
be found in his book "The Cathedral and The Bazaar".

It's posted on the web somewhere.

On Tue, 26 Mar 2002, Matthew C. Tedder wrote:

> Can someone recommend to me a good resource for various business models for
> Free Software?
> For vertical markets, consulting support obviously can work well but what
> about a programming language interpreter or a game?  How could such things
> possibly work?
> A library like QT can be dual-licensed where the GPL can work to train and
> popularize the library and money can be made when one wishes to sell a
> non-free derrivative program.  In an ideal world, we would prefer that these
> derrivative works also remain free.
> At present, I GPL what I can but am often blatantly forced to write non-free
> software.  I don't like it.. But I see no answers.
> --Matthew
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