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Old 07-28-2007, 01:55 PM   #16
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antoniog: You are not really selling the software itself, you are charging a fee for the physical transfer of the application.
You can charge for open source software even if it is not yours, what you can't do is change the license.

You can read some more in here:

What do you plan to do exactly? Witch appz are you offering?
Old 07-28-2007, 02:10 PM   #17
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I am not offering anything yet. I plan something about enterprise planning applications.

I could offer a package with a paid support and so on, depending on talking with developers about it.

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Old 07-28-2007, 04:46 PM   #18
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I might read it differently but it seems we are talking about stealing some Open source codes to make up for one's own work which is to be sold commercially.

Is this not a clear cut case of one making profit privately out of the work by thousans of volunteers contributing to the public good?
Old 07-28-2007, 05:19 PM   #19
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When it comes down to it, the best thing would be to charge for the service of installing and maintaining the package, but at that point, most users wold just get the software for free and install it themselves.

What do you plan on doing when your customers find out that their software is freely downloadable?
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I do not intend to deceive my customers, as Linux buyers are not deceived by their sellers. They simply are not programmers.

GPL is clear here:

One could make donations to developers too.

I am trying to have a business model for Open Source, is it wrong?

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