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Re: [tdf-discuss] Re: A marketing lesson!


On 21 December 2011 18:22, Harold Fuchs <hwfa.gmanenews@gmail.com> wrote:

"Pedro" <pedlino@gmail.com> wrote in message
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Andrea Pescetti wrote


It does allow to sell copies, and the Free Software Foundation
encourages it. See
http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/selling.html


Thank you for the link. Interesting reading.

I still can't imagine any situation or place where (in the current world)
it
would make sense to make a business out of selling freely available
software...

Regards,
Pedro

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One possibility is that the seller provides [multi-seat] installation and/or
training for the price it charges for the software. The seller might also
offer some amount of support for the price with, perhaps, more support for
more money.

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Harold Fuchs
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There is also some money in adapting and improving Free software for
the needs of particular users (e.g. businesses), if they don't object
to the fact that the modifications they commission are GPLed and help
other users for free. It can still be cheaper (and/or preferable in
other ways) for the user than a proprietary or bespoke system.

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