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From: Buchan Milne (bgmilne_at_cae.co.za)
Date: Wed Feb 05 2003 - 05:13:03 CST
Another Happy Linux User wrote:
> On Wednesday 05 February 2003 03:04 am, Buchan Milne wrote:
>>And all Mandrake's software is free under the GPL,
> read the licensing for MNP, - and tell me that again. I don't think it is
> possible to get any closer to "the edge" of the GPL. Also, - I believe that
> choosing the "commercial" license of the two, does not "remove" the GPL
> aspect. That *would* violate it. (IMO).
There is nothing different about the MNF licensing than there is about
CUPS, MySQL, Qt, and many other GPL-licensed products.
>>Ultimately, someone needs to pay hard cash, generate revenue for
>>Mandrakesoft, or save Mandrakesoft development time,
> For their immediate survival, I agree.
If you're wanting updates for 2-year-old distro's, you're going to want
it to be more than "immediate", you're going to want it to be long-term.
The only way someone can provide long-term support is if they continue
generating sufficient revenue.
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