Subject: Re: commercial / proprietary
From: "Stephen J. Turnbull" <>
Date: Thu, 17 Feb 2005 21:18:45 +0900

>>>>> "David" == David N Welton <> writes:

    David> Are there examples that come to mind of developers, whether
    David> individuals or corporations, who have released software as
    David> open source in order to maximize their monetary returns on
    David> the time invested in creating the software?

Define "maximize monetary returns."

The example that I would say best fits is the X Window System, and
even that is really a dual-license setup.

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