Date: Sat, 09.01.21 00:21
08 Jan 21, Richard Falken wrote to Kai Richter:
>> So if i tell you it does not work, then it is still your
>> responsibility to f a way that will work for me.
RF> Agreed, but I don't think it is a big deal still.
RF> I mean, you don't even need to have the source code publicly
RF> available. If one of your customers wants it enough to phone you in
RF> for it, you just send him a copy somehow. The only thing you need to
RF> do is to have the source code provisioned in your own facilities if
RF> you don't trust upstream to keep repositories available undefinitedly.
Yes. But we are talking about business. In other words you have to be prepared.
RF> Just in case I made it not clear, what I meant is that it is not a
RF> big deal in the sense that it does not affect your business model
If you are not prepared your competitor can take advantage of that and the cost
of the lawsuit could ruin your business. For a business that don't want to
spend some 100red bucks to a lawyer a lawsuits will be a big neckbreaking deal.
RF> If you sell hardware appliances then having to opensource the
RF> software you are running is unlikely to make you sell less machines,
RF> in a significative number at least.
He wants to use third party software. I didn't find a license for that fuitbox
stuff he wants to use but i did not dig deep. If it's a selfmade licence then
you need to go into details for a forecast of the adverse effects.
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