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David Botton <[log in to unmask]>
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Mon, 12 Jun 2000 09:24:58 -0700
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I think David always agrees ;-)

I never turned down any one yet for anything even
remotely connected to Ada's benefit, including
commercial endeavors.

I can set up an area that can allow each member or
sub-project of the virtual organization to have its
own web space, chats, etc or anything else needed.

AdaPower is not now, nor has it been, a business, but
is my part in promoting Ada. I see no problem offering
free services on AdaPower to commercial endeavors, as
they too promote Ada's use.

Despite my own feelings that all software _tools_ and
OSes should have some sort of free lic., I am
certainly not against free enterprise and do, like
Robert Leif (OK, not nearly as much,) see money
potential as a good selling tool for promoting Ada to

I would suggest as a goal (and would be willing to
jump in to such a virtual organization) to create a
sort of virtual software firm and produce either
shareware, shrink wrap, or commercial products to make
every one a buck and put the "Reliable Software with
Ada" label on the box. In the process of writing such
commercial software, I would hope that tools and
frameworks we create go in to the open Ada toolchest
for others to use with a Modified GPL or ACL type of

Success would be nice, it would be great to be doing
Ada full time.

David Botton

--- Chris Sparks <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> This would be great if David agrees.  We will also
> need some level of
> security for access.  We could have public access
> for certain "freebies"
> and secure access for money making projects.
> Just my 2 cents
> Chris

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