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Re: OSS and the Profit Motive
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The intent is to keep the software free as in speech.
Not entirely. The various BSDs, even Apple's version, are free as in beer. Sometimes the intent may be that you have found something useful and think others might find it useful, too. (Which is basically the reason Larry made Perl available to the world, if I read the histories correctly.) And I'm sure ego-stroking is part of the intent, too.
tbone1, YAPS (Yet Another Perl Schlub)
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