Release comercial application's sources as GPL but with restriction in usage

Arnoud Engelfriet galactus at
Tue Feb 15 11:24:10 UTC 2005

Kevin Bedell wrote:
> These dual licensing models generally benefit from the fact that some
> important licensing obligations are driven by the need to 'distribute'
> code outside your own organization (i.e, "sell it to someone",
> generally).

True. But more to the point, they want to distribute the code 
in _closed form_. And that you can't do with the copyleft license
that usually is used for the "free" version.


Arnoud Engelfriet, Dutch patent attorney - Speaking only for myself
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