Open-source front end and commercial back-end? Is this feasible?
April 7, 2011 4:02 PM Subscribe
I have written software that I would love to make open source. However, I would like to take the back-end, the core of the application, and sell Android and iOS implementations of it while keeping the front-end for PC development open. Is this possible? Practical? Even worth considering?
posted by hellslinger to computers & internet (12 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I saw a question posted earlier today that basically asked the same question, however it was closed for further comments and wasn't specific enough to my situation.
Ideally, I would love to keep the back-end code open so that people could modify it, but I would like to be able to sell its implementation on other platforms (different front ends) even if this means that someone was allowed to sell a competing version of it.