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Re: [pygame] pygame for commercial use

On Nov 4, 2004, at 18:31, Dave Mikesell wrote:

On Nov 4, 2004, at 12:58, Dave Mikesell wrote:

I hope I don't sound like I am coming from the evil/greedy dark side.
want to use Pygame at work, and get our whole team on it.
There's nothing evil/greedy/dark about making money from software
Why would selling software be different from, say, selling cars or TVs
Well, software is information and doesn't really require any resources
to duplicate and redistribute (electronically). That said, even though
I make most of my money from software and software services, I do
believe in open source (just not the FSF kind, I find *GPL to be more
of a hassle than most of the alternatives).
Maybe I'm missing something here. Software *does* require resources to
create, market, sell, support, etc. Just because it's easy to duplicate
and give away doesn't mean it's right or legal to do so. I'm talking
about selling software in general, not any specific GPL'd or free software
package. Apologies if I came in too late and missed something.
I said that because software is easy to duplicate and distribute, selling it is significantly different than bread or cars. I didn't say that it grows on trees.