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What's the rationale of not simply disclosing the license fees for a commercial libary or tool?

Some companies selling software or libraries simply put their licensing model on their web page and be done with it. (Many also contain a disclaimer that there are volume discounts and special ...
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Is Selling GPL licensed Software Effective?

Let us say that someone writes a piece of software and licenses it under the GPL. Then they go on to sell it. Will this be effective? Won't someone just buy it and redistribute at a lower price? Do ...
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What is the best way to have security auditing done?

I have an authentication system(ASP.Net library) that I want to make sure is secure. What companies/resources can I use to make sure of this? Also, what should I make sure to do before sending it off ...
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A friend wants some FREE CRUD code [closed]

A 'friend' of mine asked me to write a complete CRUD system with AJAX for him for free. What should I do? Technically, its bread and butter for me. However, I am wondering if I should get paid for it. ...
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Does being a Linux-only expert limit career choices outside academia? [closed]

I'm looking for a high-paying position in software, especially involving graphics and imaging, but preferably outside the world of universities and large government research labs. These are ...
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Can I close the source of my application if I used code under the Mozilla Public License in it?

I need to use a group of Java classes licensed under the Mozilla Public License. I want to close the source code of my application. Is it possible without charging a fee for the MPL classes?
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Where to find Hg/Git technical support? [closed]

I would like to out who provides technical support (commercial) for two major DVCS's of today: Git and Mercurial. This is for a place where they've been using Subversion for some time and now they're ...
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For an open source project, is it legal and acceptable to link to commercial libraries?

For an open source project, is it legal and acceptable to link to commercial libraries? For example, an open source application I'm involved in would benefit from using commercial 3rd party user ...
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When creating an library published on CodePlex, how “bad” would it be for the unit-test projects to rely on commercial products?

I have started a project on CodePlex for a WebDAV server implementation for .NET, so that I can host a WebDAV server in my own programs. This is both a learning/research project (WebDAV + server ...
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What are arguments for Commercial Off the shelf (COTS) products?

Why should a company invest in a Commercial Off the shelf (COTS) product? Is it the cost of in-house development, support or are there other reasons to not buy an COTS product? By Commercial Off ...