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How do companies ensure that a commercial license for their Framework is used?

To be fair, techincal solutions are often the first call for this kind of thing. Lawyers are rarely needed because anyone worth sueing wont be interested in using pirate software. But they might ...
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How exactly does someone make money from free software? And how do programs compete with websites?

Here are some common ways that organisations monetise their software: Advertising - users are shown sponsored content within the context of the software. Often seen on free mobile applications and ...
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Microsoft or Open Source?

Here are a few reasons why a company may choose Microsoft solutions over open source: Integration with Microsoft Windows. Company plans to target Microsoft Windows as a platform, and the company ...
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Strategy for offering a library both a single-header and as a header + compiled implementation

"Generate the combined .h as part of the build process - but, how do I do that effectively?" If you are using classic include guards in your header file ... // foo.h #ifndef FOO_H #...
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Microsoft or Open Source?

This is a difficult one, because different organizations will have different reasons. The reasons I have heard cited the most are: "Everyone already knows how to use it." This is usually used as an ...
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Microsoft or Open Source?

Microsoft has a fix for everything and it is a safe bet. The dependency is there but it works both ways. With open source... not so much. Businesses want software that just works, like you want your ...
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