On Jul 23, 2007, at 4:27 AM, Alex Young wrote:

> Michael Hollins wrote:
>> Alex Young wrote:
>>> Then you've got software that's so important that the body behind  
>>> it can survive on donations (Mozilla and Apache, to the best of  
>>> my knowledge, work this way).
>> I don't know about Apache, but I think you'll find that most of  
>> Mozilla's income comes from referral fees from Google. Apparently  
>> it's on the order of many tens of millions each year.
> Well, there's another business model, then :-)
>
> -- 
> Alex
>
MySQL does also sell commercial licenses required under certain  
circumstances.
But you still failed to answer for the source of income of the  
independent developer.
Model breaks.