[pmwiki-users] Commercialism in PmWiki (was: Google Analytics)

Carlo Strozzi carlos at linux.it
Fri Aug 25 17:16:50 CDT 2006

On Fri, Aug 25, 2006 at 11:50:22AM +0200, Dominique Faure wrote:
> From my own experience at trying (mostly unsuccessfully) to introduce
> GPL software in the organizations I worked for: The most frequently
> arguments put forward against using GPL licensed code was literally
> "if it breaks, who may I complain to?". Thus the use of commercial
> license would help identifying clearly, who is in charge of the
> software itself by defining him *contractually* as the ultimate
> support request recipient. That's all.

Yes. But you don't need a different license for this, you need to sign
a support contract. I think that the licensing change issue arises from
the fact that some corporate users may want to be able to re-distribute
PmWiki, or parts of it, together with proprietary stuff of their own.
Or maybe they wabt to be able to re-sell a software asset, but I'm
afraid no commercial licenses allow them to do that (only the GPL :-)


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