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From: Oliver Bandel <oliver@f...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Cross-platform "Hello, World" graphical application in OCaml
On Tue, Feb 22, 2005 at 11:00:00PM +0000, 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).

Give the sources free (GPL) and write more books....

... or do it like Kai's powertools...... as shareware...?

Or sell it as GPL-software...

...or sell it to a big company and get big money right now
(or some percents of each license sold).


Ciao,
   Oliver