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From: Christopher Campbell <chris.danx@n...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Cross-platform "Hello, World" graphical application in OCaml
Jon Harrop wrote:
> On Tuesday 22 February 2005 22:13, you wrote:
> 
>>I'm not in a position to pay that kind of money (just a student right
>>now), but in general, it would depend on the licence terms and whether
>>you were offering support as well as a license.
>>
>>It also depends on the product... people have to evaluate it somehow
>>before committing money to it.  To raise awareness people have to know
>>it exists, which means apps have to use it.
> 
> I think licensing would be best done by following TrollTech's example with Qt. 
> I'd provide some level of support, of course, but I couldn't be at a user's 
> beck and call unless I was compensated appropriately.
> 
> My concern is whether or not anyone would be willing to pay me for a 
> commercial license. If people only want to use the code for in-house projects 
> and to develop open source Linux software then it would be silly for me to 
> give it away when I could keep it closed source and sell it (or software 
> derived from it).

I just meant in some ways it's a bit of a chicken and egg problem.