Crippleware OpenSource and lic3ense agogo
Thu, 13 Mar 2003 21:07:09 -0500 (EST)
Crippleware has been a mainstay on the windows dev front for a long long
time, nothing new there.
Apps that do ALMOST everything for free and if you want the full on you
pay up or put up with the cripple. Sometimes this was the inabilty to
print, somtimes it limited usage to X users or X sized Db.
Heck, even things like Commander Keen and Doom , this is the thing that
made ID software the shizzle in da fizlle of gaming. They gave you the
frist level or two free with no ability to load mods or the like, pony up
the cashito and you get the full on frontal mindfrezzer.
Open Source is not the be all and end all of who wares get distributed.
your milage (or kilometerage for our metric breathern (see, an american
with a sense of diplomacy....FOR MY GOG TO PEWP ON)) may vary