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Re: GNU licenses

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: GNU licenses
Date: Thu, 07 Sep 2006 16:12:39 +0200
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Miles Bader <> writes:

> (Richard Tobin) writes:
>>>Then you'd better stop releasing your code under the GPL (or any other Free
>>>license) because they certainly can make money out of it and not pay you
>> Very likely, but it's not so important that I'm going to go to great
>> lengths about it.  It seems to work in practice.
> I look at it this way: If they're making money with it, they're
> likely to put some effort into improving / maintaining it, and with
> the GPL I stand a good chance at getting those improvements back.

Well, there is no guarantee for that.  But at least further recipients
will be able to continue making improvements instead of having to get
the unchanged stuff from a separate source and starting from scratch.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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