Topic: Dual license
I'm considering releasing the next version of PunBB under two licenses. One of them will be GPL and the other will be a commercial license. Much like MySQL. You can download, modify and use MySQL anyway you want as long as you follow the GPL. However, if you feel that you don't want to be restricted by the terms and conditions of the GPL, you can buy a commercial license. I'm considering something similar.
Example: A company sells some kind of portal system that includes a discussion forum. If they were to use PunBB in it's current state, they would have to release the portal software under the GPL. A preferable solution for them would be to buy a commercial license and thus be able to release their portal software (including PunBB) under a commercial license.
The commercial license will not "harm" PunBB in any way and PunBB will still be free in every way. I just want to give people the option of "buying out" of the GPL if they see fit.
What do you think of this?
Also, I've stated before that it never was my intention of making any money off PunBB. What I meant when I said that was that PunBB will never be a completely commercial product. It will ALWAYS be free and it will always be released under the GPL (or an even "looser" license).
NOTE: I haven't made up my mind about this so take everything I've written here with a grain of salt.