Possibilities for commercial software?

Dave Crossland dave at lab6.com
Fri Jan 26 16:54:47 CET 2007

On 26/01/07, Ortwin Regel <ortwin at gmail.com> wrote:
> Two guys I know invested time into porting their game from PalmOS to
> phones. It didn't sell at all but was pirated quite a lot.

Proprietary software developers often refer to unauthorised copying as

This terms implies that copying is ethically equivalent to attacking
ships on the high seas, kidnapping and murdering the people on them.

If you don't believe that sharing is just like kidnapping and murder,
you might prefer not to use the word "piracy" to describe it.

There are neutral terms, like "unauthorized copying," and positive
terms like "sharing with friends."

> That's why I think that a central "official" marketplace with fair
> rates for developers would be a good idea.

I think that selling free software is a great idea, and totally
support a central "official" marketplace that allows developers to
recieve money for their great work.

I do not think that proprietary software should be allowed though,
because it contradicts the spirit of "free your phone"


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