I have also thought about this, and it comes down to :
You sell your clients the hardware that m0n0 runs on, the software is
free of charge, and you charge the client for your consultation time to
configure and install the m0n0.
As someone else said, I also believe that a monetary donation should be
made to the developers of m0n0, this would be built into the
consultation cost to the client.
This way, its fair to everyone involved !
From: Daniel L. Hunter [mailto:dhunter at TechMethods dot com]
Sent: Wednesday, 12 January 2005 11:27 AM
Cc: m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
Subject: Re: [m0n0wall] M0n0wall Consulting
As I stated in my original e-mail, I wouldn't be selling M0n0wall. I'd
be charging for the hardware and the time it takes to set up and
configure the firewall. In other words, the client would be charged for
time and materials...but not for software.
Obviously, there are a lot of people making money using PHP, MySQL, and
Linux. I don't see how this is any different. Please, correct me if
> I do not know the legality of "selling" M0n0wall since it is freely
>available. I feel it to be unethical to sell it and not donate the
>to the authors. I charge for the consultation, design, hardware and
>with the donation for the code built in.
>From: Daniel L. Hunter [mailto:dhunter at TechMethods dot com]
>Sent: Tuesday, January 11, 2005 4:45 PM
>To: m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
>Subject: [m0n0wall] M0n0wall Consulting
>I hope this question isn't inappropriate in this forum. If so, I
>I notice that a lot of the people on this mailing list are consultants,
>as am I (I mostly create websites and web based applications for small
>businesses, but I also do some simple networking and general
>consulting). I'm currently using M0n0wall to protect several different
>networks. My question is this; Is anyone selling M0n0wall as a
>to their clients? Do you find that M0n0wall mature enough as a product
>to sell? Am I way out of line even asking such a question? I
>appreciate all of the hard work that Manuel and everyone else has put
>into this great tool and certainly wouldn't want to step on anyone's
>toes. I wouldn't actually be selling the firewall as much as charging
>for my time setting up and configuring it. And, of course, I would
>fully follow the license agreement. I just think M0n0wall is an
>incredibly valuable tool and that there would be a market for this kind
>Are the makers of (and contributors to) M0n0wall opposed to people
>making money off of this great product? In general, how do you all
>about consultants making money off of open source tools?
>Thanks for your input.
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