Subject: Re: GPL and trademarks and brandnames...
From: Brian Bartholomew <>
Date: Mon, 16 Nov 1998 02:35:35 -0500

> Hey look, it's multi-level marketing wearing free software clothes!

Not quite.  By the rules of the deal, the core developer profits are
the same whether the number of buy-ins is 1K or 1M.  The price of each
buy-in drops, so there is an incentive for users to convert their
friends.  But there isn't a strong profit incentive to wrest the core
developer focus from product development to marketing.

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