Subject: Re: question about selling software for an opensource project
From: Marc Manthey <marc@let.de>
Date: Thu, 19 Oct 2006 23:15:50 +0200

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On Oct 19, 2006, at 7:14 PM, Brian Behlendorf wrote:

> On Thu, 19 Oct 2006, Marc Manthey wrote:
>> My idea is, i want to to start a webpage, wiki, forum support and  
>> anonymous CVS for my project, where anybody could download the  
>> sources for free and SELL the ready made binarys that i provide  
>> for windows, macintosh and unix for consumers or non- geeks that  
>> are not able to compile it for themselfs for a little fee.
>>
>> Is this legal ? Or what other possibility i have, because there is  
>> no sponsor involved and we need some money for food ;-) Any ideas  
>> would be greatly appreciated
>
> Aah, Maslow's hierarchy of needs strikes again!  :)
>
> Yep, what you want to do is perfectly legal.  You might want to  
> also consider selling a support agreement with those downloads.   
> One thing to consider, however, is that you can't prevent someone  
> else from doing the same thing.  If you use a copyleft license,  
> then it'll require that anyone who does the same thing also  
> provides the source code (under the same license) to those  
> binaries, even if modified.
>
> Hope this helps,

yes , thanks brian for the information ;-)

marc

> Brian

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