> -----Original Message-----
> From: ilug-admin at linux.ie [mailto:ilug-admin at linux.ie]On Behalf Of John
> P. Looney
>>> On Mon, Mar 13, 2000 at 10:19:29PM +0000, David Murphy mentioned:
> > So, effectively, there's no money to be made in GPL software. Note
> > carefully that I say "GPL software", by which I mean copies of or
> > per-user/per-machine licences to use GPL software.
>> I would say "in the same way that you can't make money selling water".
> But as RedHat's CEO pointed out, Evian do damn well at it.
Hmm, I think that is a different kettle of fish. Everyone can get water,
(at least for the sake of this argument), but it's not guaranteed to have
this chemical or that one in it. Or at least, I've never noticed an
/mineral breakdown coming with the water from my tap.
Software is a different beast altogether. If you can't create software, you
only get someone else's. If you want to sell GPL software you can, and you
to make the changes available. However, this means that _anyone_ can get
your changes, and sell them for less. No-one can get the changes that
volcano made to the water, so no-one can really sell the exact same water as
I think that lot makes sense...
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