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Re: Microsoft needs a help strategy

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Microsoft needs a help strategy
Date: Thu, 29 Jan 2009 23:12:43 +0100
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"amicus_curious" <> writes:

> "Peter Köhlmann" <> wrote in message
> news:498107b6$0$31864$
>> amicus_curious wrote:
>>> "David Kastrup" <> wrote in message
>>> 85ocxrkkfj.fsf@lola.goethe.zz">news:85ocxrkkfj.fsf@lola.goethe.zz...
>>>> Try reading the GPL sometime.
>>> Well, is it valid?  In any case, if the author chooses to give it away
>>> gratis, then the option of charging for it is no longer applicable.
>> Giving it "away" at no cost does not mean giving up copyright.
>> And you extremely dishonest POS know that quite well
>> -- 
> You seem confused by all this.  Certainly once the author has made the
> grant of gratis use and redistribution, he has ceded the right to any
> expectation of profit. 

Oh nonsense.  Multiple licensing, with a cost-free GPL license as one
option, has been a viable business model for several different
companies.  MySQL has run on that model for quite a few years, Trolltech

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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