Subject: Re: Dual licensing
From: Eugene Wee <>
Date: Sun, 06 Jun 2004 16:10:26 +0800


I think that we just have to wait for Ian's reply, as what he means by "sell 
commercial open source software" needs to be more precisely defined, by him, in 
answer to your question.

Otherwise, it just comes down to "yes, you can sell open source software, but 
may or may not sustain such sales, so no, you cant feasibly sell open source 
software (i.e. sell in practice), but yes, you can do it (in theory, or for a 
short period of time, unless you add sufficient value in the sales)".

Eugene Wee

Marius Amado Alves wrote:
> I know about all open source business models around.
> But the one at hand is selling the software.
> And that is not feasible.
> And you just have to point out one successful case to prove me wrong.
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