[kwlug-disc] Wordpress themes must be GPL

John Van Ostrand john at netdirect.ca
Mon Jul 26 14:19:21 EDT 2010


----- Original Message -----
> --- On Mon, 7/26/10, Andrew Kohlsmith (mailing lists account)
> 
> > But what kind of developer wants to do that? The developer
> > wants to code.
> 
> And lets not forget that many FLOSS software was created to scratch an
> itch. That is reward enough.
> 
> If I sell cars and I create a software to process transactions. I can
> either go into the software business or release it FLOSS for others to
> use and improve.
> 
> If no-one takes it, then that's still OK, I can keep selling cars.
> 
> If other people take it, then I may benefit from that.

Then there is the exact opposite story. A KWLUGer's who speculatively built a solution and after finding too few customers he decided to get into the business. 

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