Brad,Commercial GPL, see:
http://www.alledia.com/blog/interviews/ ... lnerd.org/
http://www.alledia.com/blog/interviews/ ... einit.com/
http://www.alledia.com/blog/interviews/ ... or.za.net/
There are other ideas as well.. and more interviews.. I just have not had time to read them all.
Nice to see you wanting to work on constructive options, good for you!
Thanks for this info, I see a few possibilities here that I did not think existed. My main concern with the GPL service orientated income model is the fact that if one writes well documented, stable code with an intuitive API for extending, that there would not be any real need for people to purchase services. Even those that need extra functionality could easily shop around and find cheap programming from India or somewhere (due to the intuitive API)...
What would you suggest doing to counter my above concerns?