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Re: OT: Project Future

by stevieb (Canon)
on Nov 22, 2016 at 22:52 UTC ( #1176372=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to OT: Project Future

I'm a huge advocate for free ('free' as in Perl), but also work on commercial software at work.

Instead of having the code half/half license, another option may be to open source (ie. CPAN) the code, and then sell integration/deployment/support services.

That way, you provide yourself/crew with an income, while reaping the potential benefits of having users of your code provide you with patches, PRs etc

I mean, if it's open source, on a services engagement, you can learn about how your software is being deployed and used, and if the client can code, you could help them (another service: custom coding), then request you add their code back to the base product.

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Re^2: OT: Project Future
by Beatnik (Parson) on Nov 23, 2016 at 06:09 UTC
    A lot of the integration code I wrote has been released on CPAN already, even before I started with the actual project. I have at least 2 more modules to add. I've also added them to my github repo. If the project doesn't materialise, due to lack of time or short-term potential (for me), I will release it as open-source and see where it goes from there. My biggest concern is more with building a name, brand, customer base, support, all the legalese that comes into play too.

    ... I'm belgian but I don't play one on TV.

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