[ILUG-BOM] FOSS profit

Kenneth Gonsalves lawgon at thenilgiris.com
Thu Dec 30 12:34:23 IST 2010


On Wed, 2010-12-29 at 22:58 +0530, Binand Sethumadhavan wrote:
> > Free Software aka Freedom Software or Example software licensed
> under GPLv3
> > or similar license never stop you to sell a software. For example If
> you
> > purchase a custom GPLv3 software from me, I will charge you heavily.
> But now
> > you have a license which allow you to sell  or upload somewhere on
> web to
> > sell it free of cost. Because it never restrict you or anybody to
> share,
> > automatically software become free of cost.
> 
> So what's the "Nope" for? That's exactly what I said, right? Unless I
> provide some value-addition over the base software, nobody'd buy it
> off me paying $$$ when the same stuff is available elsewhere for free,
> right? I didn't say the license *prohibited* anyone from selling, only
> that it discourages it by making it not viable, right?
> 
> 

reminds me of that shop in Marina beach where a guy is minting money
selling buckets of sea water at 50 rupees a bucket.
-- 
regards
KG
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