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April 06, 2017, 08:28:32 AM
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Dark_Yehn

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The company only develops and distributes open source software under its own trading name, funded through contracts and deals from external companies that distribute closed source.

August 03, 2017, 08:03:34 AM
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Harag

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Sorry, new to the game - what do you mean by "Open Source Software" - I know what it means in RL, but in game terms?

do you mean - Set the price to ZERO so it's free? Hmm never even thought about doing that. - or maybe the price should be £1/$/Eur max to pay for "download bandwidth" costs which I've seen on sites.

I guess printing would be 0 stock too - so it's all digital downloads only?

March 22, 2018, 03:26:37 PM
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Dark_Yehn

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Sorry long delay in response. There was a function in the development screens to make the software 'open source'. I presume it would restrict the availability of the Sale cost window.

I have not played or watched a 'play through' since the original post which has since been moderated.

If in the development / project creation window, there is still an option for creating and releasing 'open source' GNU,GPL, etc, maybe the challenge is still available.

As for distribution, in-game during the non-digital distribution era, The cost  would be funded by the company with profits from the closed source development for external companies. Much like Solaris was shipped by Sun/Oracle in the past.

GL and HF. will check again in six months </smirk>.