[Bf-committers] extension clause

Alex Combas blenderwell at gmail.com
Thu Nov 18 09:55:02 CET 2010

On Thu, Nov 18, 2010 at 12:37 AM, Dan Eicher <dan at trollwerks.org> wrote:

> On Thu, Nov 18, 2010 at 12:15 AM, Alex Combas <blenderwell at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >
> > You might also say that the GPL often says "Yes you can sell GPL
> software",
> > yet how many GPL projects are activelly sold and actively make profits
> from
> > their sales? Virtually none, unless they tie it to hardware as in the
> case
> > of Android and Linux.
> >
> I'm no marketing genius but giving away your product might cut into sales a
> bit.
That is the whole point of this discussion: Blender is GPL and that makes it
nearly impossible to sell anything which is built on top of or incorporates
any part of Blender due to the viral nature of the GPL.

> But there' s always a way to monetize 'free', just ask Red Hat.

Apples and oranges.
Redhat doesn't sell software, they sell services and support.

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