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markee174: "Haven't you just argued in favour of releasing the code under both a GPL and a non-GPL license?"

Not necessarily. Selling services around a wholly GPL product is perfectly possible. Dual licencing may make more sense if you want to value-add software, but you need copyright assignment.

"The GPL version encourages people to look at it and investigate the source code. The serious customers will want the non-GPL version and support - the GPL version just provides a better way to reach them."

Except the GPL doesn't allow you to distinguish based on usage, so commercial customers who don't want support can use it without paying a royalty.

 is a RISC OS UserJaffa on 30/9/06 2:55PM
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