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Re: License question

From: Jordi Gutiérrez Hermoso
Subject: Re: License question
Date: Tue, 09 Apr 2019 14:04:46 -0400

On Wed, 2019-04-03 at 16:08 -0500, GoSim wrote:
> Do you mean for services? If it is released as pure GPL from my
> understanding you can't ever commercialize it. 

This isn't true. You can still the software even if it's GPL. Red Hat
sells GPL software. You want access to their repos full of GPL
software, you have to pay.

What you need copyright assignments for is for selling GPL exceptions.
Some people want to use your software to make non-free software, then
they have to pay to get the software under a non-copyleft license.
This is for example how fftw works: Octave gets fftw under the GPL and
the Mathworks paid for a GPL exception so they can use fftw without
having to release their source.

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