[Product-Developers] Non-open source plone plugins?

Dylan Jay djay at pretaweb.com
Wed Jul 31 08:43:24 UTC 2013


On 31/07/2013, at 5:58 PM, Mikko Ohtamaa <mikko+plone at redinnovation.com> wrote:

> Hi Dylan,
> 
> For my experience, productized addons really do not work in Plone ecosystem, as the size of the ecosystem is too small to have any benefits from the productization.
> 
> I.e.
> 
> Money made from selling the plugin << money made from consultancy

I'd agree. The money is surely greater by growing the community at large by having a better ecosystem and then being a bigger player in a bigger pond.



> 
> -Mikko
> 
> 
> 
> 
> On 31 July 2013 10:22, Dylan Jay <djay at pretaweb.com> wrote:
> Thanks Guys.
> 
> Just to be clear, we weren't planning on selling a plugin as thats not really our style, but I did notice a prominent Plone company now seems to be selling rather than freely distributing some very useful plugins, which is a shame.
> 
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> 
> On 31/07/2013, at 5:16 PM, Jean Jordaan <jean.jordaan at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> > On Wed, Jul 31, 2013 at 2:03 PM, Dylan Jay <djay at pretaweb.com> wrote:
> >> My understand was that you couldn't license a plone product with anything
> >> other than a GPL license due to the Plone GPL license. Does that prevent you
> >> from being to sell a plugin
> >
> > Selling a plugin is fine: "we encourage people who redistribute free software
> > to charge as much as they wish or can"
> >  http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/selling.html
> >
> >> and not publish the plugin on pypi or plone.org?
> >
> > You only need to make the source code available to the buyer, though you are
> > allowed to distribute it more widely. The buyer in turn also has the freedom
> > to modify or distribute the software. Neither is obliged to distribute it; see
> > Google and others who use GPL software and never make the code available.
> >
> > """
> > Thus, you should be free to redistribute copies, either with or without
> > modifications, either gratis or charging a fee for distribution, to anyone
> > anywhere. Being free to do these things means (among other things) that you do
> > not have to ask or pay for permission to do so.
> >
> > You should also have the freedom to make modifications and use them privately
> > in your own work or play, without even mentioning that they exist. If you do
> > publish your changes, you should not be required to notify anyone in
> > particular, or in any particular way.
> > """
> >
> >  http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/free-sw.html
> >
> > IANAL ...
> >
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> > jean                                              . .. .... //\\\oo///\\
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