Thoughts on Clark C. Evans' partially-free licensing

He’s absolutely right that people paying for the software they want is a crucial element of control, of shaping how the software develops. Otherwise non-developers have very little control over what software they use.

“Software needs owners when it gets started”, when it costs money to develop. But needs collaborative ownership.

“There are no good revenue models for Free Software.”

But that’s what LibreSaaS can provide— there’s very little downloaded software anymore, in the directly consumer-facing world at least.