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

Anderson, Kelly KAnderson at
Tue Feb 15 16:28:52 UTC 2005


	First of all, thanks for the pointer. I'm curious though. If you
have a strong copyleft like GPL, how can you charge for customization
when you need to release the customized code under the GPL due to it's
viral nature. It seems like a difficult way to make a living.


-----Original Message-----
From: Kevin Bedell [mailto:kbedell at] 

Open sourcing code can accelerate your distribution and allow for
reduced marketing costs to get your product established. However,
you'll likely have to plan on making your money on support of the
product or on customizations. You can't charge a licensing fee for
something licensed under the GPL, for example.

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