I’m so glad you posted this!
Some quick notes, to convince others to listed:
- came out of a work project
- originally licensed MIT
- started selling closed plugins
- inspired by DeSandro!
- after six months, quit job
- relicensed the main project to GPL, started charging for commercial licenses
- considered using DMCA takedowns to go after users not paying, but isn’t worth it for $10 licenses
- no sponsors
- support for paid license users and plugin users
- people don’t get GPL, when they need to buy licenses
The only takeaway I got from this was the guy was making money from closed source code so it feels like clickbait. If I make money from distributing proprietary (copyrighted) software within (say) the Android system - I dunno, maybe say a camera module I’d feel like a fraud if I said I was making money from open source software. I don’t see how this is any different from (say) a lot of Google Apps which are distributed alongside what (AFAIK) is a GPLv2 Linux kernel which Android runs on top of?