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RE: bundling software with TSVN?

From: Oren Eini (Murphy & Associates) <v-orene_at_microsoft.com>
Date: Tue, 11 Mar 2008 08:04:56 -0700

> (surely it could not be GPL without the source for the additional toolbar).

The GPL has a clause fore mere aggregation.

> P.S. Some of you might want to take a look at this:
> http://thedailywtf.com/Articles/13-It-Pays-Money.aspx

I don't think that there is anyone here who doesn't recognize the need to be compensated for the work.
It is just that software bundling has a _really_ bad rep. Moreover, it doesn't really matter what the software is.

What about making the download through a pay gateway? Instead of hitting the exe immediately, you would have to pay ~15$ (CC, PayPal) to get to it.
People would still be able to go to the exe (or use the source), but it should encourage payment.

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