[License-discuss] we need a new license for earning money

Pirmin Braun pb at intars.de
Fri Sep 20 21:18:39 UTC 2013

Am Fri, 20 Sep 2013 18:40:52 +0000
schrieb Jonathon <jonathon.blake at gmail.com> :

> On 09/19/2013 05:17 PM, Pirmin Braun wrote:
> > But we want to be able obtain license fees from bigger commercial users.
> I assume you _know_ that you can sell your software even though you use
> the GPL or other Open Source License.

yes. But anyone can give it free away as soon as he's got a copy. Also it's freely accessible from subversion and source forge. 
I'm thinking of a "tunneling EULA". No matter how the copy got to the end user, even as part of a dervied work under different license, I want to get my share from the big commercial end user.
> Define "commercial organization".
give me 100 examples, on at least 90 of them there will be no discussion and a 10 year old boy will judge correctly in a second. For the other 10 I don't care and won't argue if they claim, they're not commercial.

> >is free for the first 5 concurrent named users.
> I doubt I'm the only person to see how a firm with 500 employees, all of
> which use the software, can be in full compliance with the license,
> without paying the specified license fee.

we've got only few customers with more than 100 employees, IntarS is a SMB solution;
employee ist not user; there might be 20 potential named users amongst 100 employees; and they're not logged in all together at the same time;
just imagine the number of 5 free permanently concurrent named users as a limit that's high enough to be outside the influence sphere of Open Source effects.

> Also wondering why you prohibit organizations that are neither
> non-commercial ventures, nor commercial ventures from using your product.
in doubt, they're non-commercial.

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