How to sell linux tools?

Joseph Chen cax0cn at
Mon Dec 15 10:26:35 UTC 2008

Suppose Lakshmi is going to write ext3 or file-system related tools. Unless
your software is really good and urgently needed by some small business
groups, it's hard to sell linux software for money. When using choose, it
means everything is freely available. I'd show m 0.02 here, hope to be

1, Have a Try with SaaS. Share your programming experience with some
startups, and serve as an consultant.

2, Looking for freelance jobs on oDesk, eLance, there are some developing
positions, and you can serve as a dedicated programmer as what you did.

3, Start your own opensource project if you know the linux market quite
well.(I know that recovering data from a failed RAID or disk is a good

All the best,

On Mon, Dec 15, 2008 at 3:27 PM, William Tambe <tambewilliam at>wrote:

> I don't know if this is the right discussion group for the subject, but I
> am also curious to know. ?-|
> lakshmi pathi wrote:
>> Yes ....Even i like  free stuffs :) ...But how could an Linux/open
>> source programmer earn money for living?
>> Cheers,
>> Lakshmipathi.G
>> On Mon, Dec 15, 2008 at 12:36 PM, William Tambe <tambewilliam at>
>> wrote:
>>> You know we like free stuff right?
>>> lakshmi pathi wrote:
>>>> Hi,
>>>> I need clarifications on how to sell linux tools. (Though i' not sure
>>>> how people ready to buy it :) )
>>>> I have written few tools and planning to write more(by giving up
>>>> current non-linux & boring job).
>>>> I want to know,which license will allow me to sell tools/softwares? (I
>>>> hope to sell the products through online)
>>>> Cheers,
>>>> Lakshmipathi.G
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