[OT] RE: [Israel.pm] Are we open source advocates ?

Shlomi Fish shlomif at iglu.org.il
Sun Jan 4 10:51:58 PST 2004


On Sunday 04 January 2004 18:45, Oron Peled wrote:
> On Sunday 04 January 2004 16:17, David Baird wrote:
> > Our company sells source code to manufactures who want to use our
> > licensed technology. The source code comes with the license. It allows
> > them to build their commercial products either with our code as is, or
> > modify it for their product line.
>
> The following may not apply to your company, but some companies are
> using dual license model for similar situations:
>
>   - Trolltech: License the QT GUI library as GPL/Proprietary (your choice).
>     They normally make money from companies that want to use their code in
>     proprietary products. However, due to the GPL they enjoy contributions
>     from wide community (KDE is based on QT/GPL).
>   - Aladdin: License the newest version of Ghostscript under proprietary
>     license and the older version (~1 year older) under GPL.
>   - Sun: StarOffice (proprietary) is derived from OpenOffice.org (non-GPL
>     free software license).

Actually OpenOffice.org is dually licensed under the GPL and some other 
license.

Regards,

	Shlomi Fish

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