Chances are, many questions can be answered by reading the Manifesto.
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Give credit where credit is due and demanded by the license. Seems only fair. Advertising clause does not offend us.
Yes and no.
Multiple licenses are allowed as long as at least one of them is a business friendly open-source license. This could mean an LGPL'd tool that could also be sold commercially or with commercial modification-allowed alternate licenses. This does not mean that a project can have a dual GPL and commercial license.
The GPL, while free/open-source, is not a business-friendly license. While a commercial license is certainly business-friendly, but not free/open-source. It's a fine line.
Absolutely not. Each organization fills a different niche.
It's free for us, and we're pragmatic. Use the best tools available for the money.
Our underlying platform can be 'easily' switched from any one of these tools to another; if something better comes along we'll switch.
Yes, you're right. But they also provide us with
revenue, and we don't mind the competition.
The Google AdSense program allows us to display plain and unobtrusive advertising and has thus far allowed the Haus to be an entirely self-supporting for several years now.