Open source shareware?

John Cowan jcowan at
Thu Nov 8 22:15:49 UTC 2001

Chris Gehlker wrote:

> Perhaps a little more realistically, he could say "I have the source and
> object code to a GPLed Quake beater game on this zip disk." He could even
> let game reviewers play the game on his machine to prove it. "As soon as
> 10,000 fanatic gamers chip in $1.00 through PayPal, I'll hand the disk to
> their representative."

Ah yes, the Busker Protocol.  Of course you need an escrow agent, and
if someone wants to contribute more than $1, no problem.
See .

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