Why dual licensing should be connected to *closed* source?
You find many examples, such as Trolltech or MySQL, proposing such dual-licensing schemes. Not bcause customers WANT closed source, but simply because they also want to make internal develpment or internal use which does not fit the GPL or other Open Source license.

Rubbish. All internal development or use fits any open source licence.

If you only propose GPL, you cut yourself from companies who would like to use your software, but must use your software or make it a subproject of non Open Source compatible software, or even, basically, cause they think their specific knowlege in a particular field cannot be shared.

This is making my case.

Without closed source AND dual licensing, really free software would never (or at least not before the next glaciation) make its own bed in most companies.


The 3 models are acceptable, dual-liecnsing does not really break Open Source paradigms.

The "that's the way it is" conclusion. As I said, possibly a valid one. Thanks.

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