Possibilities for commercial software?
openmoko at robertmichel.de
Thu Jan 25 23:02:02 CET 2007
On Thu, 25 Jan 2007, Ortwin Regel wrote:
> I like open source and stuff but some things, especially games, are
> closed in many cases. What are the possibilities for selling closed
> software for OpenMoko devices?
Nearly the same like with GNU/Linux.
The PalmPilot hasn't DRM and commercial softare hast been sold
succsessfull - I bought several licence.
For GNU/Linux I have a selfpaid student licence for microstation and
maple and I would buy other close source for GNU/Linux -
e.G. a navigation system with good maps.
Of course would I let this close source software run in a own
vserver guest... ;)
So my motivation is not to get everything for free...
and when the commercial software is combinated with a good
service.. it would become more attractive :)
What I would dislike when the service page is full with external
advertisment google.analytics.scripts and that it smells like
that this company is selling my adress, interests and my user behavior.
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