I like it, I like it a lot. Let's do it!
On Tuesday, 6 March 2018, 17:01:20 GMT, Geertjan Wielenga
Thanks for the enthusiasm. :-) As an Apache project, NetBeans will not be able
to earn money directly -- all money coming into Apache goes to the foundation
as a whole:
However, potentially, there could be an organization that we set up together
comparable to Tomitribe (tomitribe.com), i.e., Apache TomEE (tomee.apache.org)
has an external organization that provides support and so on -- and also
receives money. I.e., we could have a NetBeans Tribe or something like that,
which could offer advanced features or maybe fix bugs on demand or something
like that, in exchange for money.
Just a thought, though something for the future, if at all.
On Tue, Mar 6, 2018 at 5:50 PM, Ashton Hogan <ashtonho...@ymail.com.invalid>
Like all of you, I use NetBeans to build my own projects. Lately I've noticed a
particular competitor IDE being demanded more on job specs and wondered how
they managed to grow so big so quick. Turns out they sell licenses as well as
offering a free version. I, myself, as a user feel guilty benefitting as much
as I do from NetBeans and never having to pay a dime for it, even though I
would absolutely do so in a heartbeat given the opportunity. Is there any way
that NetBeans can make some income to support its longevity?