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New license

Sun, Jan 6, 2008
I have changed the license for logview4net from BSD to Artistic License 2.0. As far as I understand these licenses this means that you previously could do just about whatever you wanted with the logview4net and now your freedom is limited to your own organization. That is: You may still freely distribute the unmodified binaries, but you are only allowed to distribute modifications within your organization. The reason for this change is that I don’t want anyone to repackage my stuff and make a lot of money from it.

Commercial licensing of open sourced applications

Thu, Dec 20, 2007
I am thinking of releasing logview4net under a commercial license as well as the BSD license I am using now. This would enable users in organizations that dislike open source to use the application anyway. Besides the political issues I need something else to motivate an organization to pay for something that is given away for free. There is at least one new listener coming up and I could definitively release updates earlier to commercial users.

Encourage users to pay

Tue, Sep 18, 2007
I will probably start differencing the functionality for registered and unregistered users of jsiPodFetch. Since it doesn’t do much there is not many functions to take out. I will start by directing unregistered users to a downloading page when there are upgrades instead of downloading the new installer automatically. Nag screens are also a viable solution, but I will give that a second thought. Nag screens has converted me from a free rider to a paying customer some times.