Re: Is it OK to use my rewritten GNU program commercially?
mike3 <mike4ty4 <at> yahoo.com>
2007-08-12 08:22:06 GMT
On Jul 18, 7:16 am, rjack <rjack <at> com> wrote:
> Inventor wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I have released my sports prediction software under the GNU GPL,
> > folks are using it, and I plan to add the latest features for a
> > 'final' release. The first version is a klugy hodgepodge of code
> > with only a command line interface, and now that I am learning the
> > beginnings of OOP and CGI, I am rewriting the program from scratch
> > with a web front- end. The new code will have the same algorithm as
> > the old code, but is completely new in every other way.
> > My friend wants to possibly commercialize the new code someday,
> > setting up a web page and charging for either access or software or
> > datafeed. Now, i'm fairly sure we could charge for datafeed since
> > that is not the program, just the data for the program, but could we
> > charge for access or software of the new program? I would keep the
> > old program on the web for free in any case.
> > Is it OK to commercialize the new rewritten version, or have I given
> > that away for free as well? Also, is it OK that we would have a free
> > command line version and a paid web version, or is that just plain
> > wrong to do? I think it's OK because the new program is totally new,
> > but i thought I'd ask wiser folks to be sure.
> > Thanks in advance, Inventor
> ABSOLUTELY NOT!!!!!!
> Richard Stallman and Eben Moglen now own your program, your wife and