Subject: Re: commercial distribution
From: Mike Cu <mike_cu80@yahoo.com>
Date: Thu, 11 Aug 2011 01:06:01 -0700 (PDT)
Thu, 11 Aug 2011 01:06:01 -0700 (PDT)
What do you mean by 'restricting' the usage, modification and distribution ? can you
give more detail ? 

restricting as in 'not at all' or restricting under some terms ?

thank you


                                
From: Buddhika Chandradeepa Kurera <bckurera@fossuser.lk>
To: Mike Cu <mike cu80@yahoo.com>
Cc: "license-discuss@opensource.org" <license-discuss@opensource.org>
Sent: Monday, August 8, 2011 2:33 PM
Subject: Re: commercial distribution


Commercial Distribution, the main idea here is to earn profits.
IF you develop a software and then add a license restricting the usage, modification
and distribution (or even one of them)
them whether you add a price tag and further no source is available, we can categorize
it under commercial applications.
main intention is to earn profits and you offer no freedom to the user.

Giving users an option to install another 3rd party doesn't mean you original application
is a commercial one or not.
As long as you offer them not-restricted usage, modification and distribution with the
source available the application can be treated as Free Software. You can add a price
tag for the software. further you can enhance the feature for price or customize, no
matter it remains as Free Software.



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Regards,
Buddhike Chandradeepa Kurera

What do you mean by 'restricting' the usage, modification and distribution ? can you give more detail ?
restricting as in 'not at all' or restricting under some terms ?
thank you


From: Buddhika Chandradeepa Kurera <bckurera@fossuser.lk>
To: Mike Cu <mike cu80@yahoo.com>
Cc: "license-discuss@opensource.org" <license-discuss@opensource.org>
Sent: Monday, August 8, 2011 2:33 PM
Subject: Re: commercial distribution

Commercial Distribution, the main idea here is to earn profits.
IF you develop a software and then add a license restricting the usage, modification and distribution (or even one of them)
them whether you add a price tag and further no source is available, we can categorize it under commercial applications.
main intention is to earn profits and you offer no freedom to the user.

Giving users an option to install another 3rd party doesn't mean you original application is a commercial one or not.
As long as you offer them not-restricted usage, modification and distribution with the source available the application can be treated as Free Software. You can add a price tag for the software. further you can enhance the feature for price or customize, no matter it remains as Free Software.








--
Regards,
Buddhike Chandradeepa Kurera