[thelist] [thechat] Jaspersoft BI Toolset?

Martin Burns martin at easyweb.co.uk
Sat Mar 13 03:16:50 CST 2010

On 13 Mar 2010, at 02:13, Shawn K. Quinn wrote:

> On Fri, 2010-03-12 at 20:17 -0500, Matt Warden wrote:
>> On Fri, Mar 12, 2010 at 7:46 PM, Shawn K. Quinn <skquinn at speakeasy.net> wrote:
>>> The entire point of free software solutions is not having to pay
>>> licensing fees.
>> I can't agree with that. There's nothing wrong with providing a
>> valuable product and asking customers to pay for its use.
> For GPL projects, voluntarily supporting future development and paying
> for optional support contracts I have no issue with. The entire point of
> free software and the GPL is freedom.
> Making a crippleware GPL version of the "enterprise" edition? That goes
> over the line. Even if technically legal, I consider it morally wrong.

I see no reason why paying customers shouldn't get the latest and greatest functionalities that most people may not need, while maintaining a GPL version of the core features.

SugarCRM do it too - and it's just fine.

Unless you're forcing people to give away their IP...


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