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Protoplasm

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Post Posted March 15th, 2010, 6:21 am

How does Postbox get away with charging $40 if it's Mozilla based? :-k
Didn't think the license allowed that.
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Post Posted March 15th, 2010, 9:54 am

Protoplasm wrote:How does Postbox get away with charging $40 if it's Mozilla based? :-k
Didn't think the license allowed that.

There are no restrictions in the MPL or GPL/LGPL on charging money for your product. Really. Ask RMS.

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Post Posted July 7th, 2010, 6:52 am

They have a free version with limited features by now, but I always feel bad when open-source development is utilized as a cheap basis for a commercial product (well, you can argue that the PostBox boss wrote a lot of that code himself, but I'm still disappointed that mscott went commercial...).

Btw: There is a dedicated PostBox thread, viewtopic.php?f=34&t=1085655

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Post Posted July 8th, 2010, 12:58 am

Agreed.
Plus $40 is fairly steep for a fully commercial email app, IMO! It should do magic for that.
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