[Lazarus] OFFTOPIC: Money Model, for Lazarus

Max Vlasov max.vlasov at gmail.com
Tue Dec 7 19:00:49 CET 2010

On Mon, Dec 6, 2010 at 8:11 PM, Hans-Peter Diettrich
<DrDiettrich1 at aol.com>wrote:

> Alexsander Rosa schrieb:
>  Back to the topic: I think the Lazarus project could SELL products like
>> this:
>> http://shop.canonical.com/product_info.php?products_id=648
>> Ubuntu also has a service called "Ubuntu Advantage" which gives advantages
>> to enterprises that choose to pay a fee, like a network admin tool, a 24/7
>> support phone line and access to an exclusive online knowledge base "written
>> and audited by senior engineers". I do not know what kind of "advantages"
>> the Lazarus/FPC team could offer, but it is a valid business model.
> The FPC and Lazarus teams just should offer nothing at extra cost. That's
> the privilege of third parties, which make money from the lack of
> documentation, installation trouble and whatever else could not be achieved
> or offered by the developers. Free software projects should not be crippled
> in any way, for the purpose of making money with intentionally hidden or
> removed features or other material.
Alexsander, you're right. I just though (raw idea, please don't beat too
hard :). It may be some existing delphi project porting for other platforms
and the team can work for money under NDA, but.. everything that involves
changing (improving) rtl/lazarus code, is not under nda. I know there are
not so many projects for this scenario, but just imagine fantastic request
from the Skype team :)...

Max Vlasov
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