I am wanting to commercialize Mail-in-a-Box. I wanted to see if any of you have any thoughts. I want to come up with some ethical questions for myself and for the business, as I develop on to this.
I want to add Libre Office online (or Collabora online) to Mail-in-a-Box. I’m not sure if @JoshData would approve of such thing, or any other thing that I would want to add to the project. If that means I fork the project, should I name it “Mail-in-a-Box”? “Mail-in-a-Box reimagined” (or other fancy description on top of “Mail-in-a-Box” to differentiate it)? Or should I rename the whole project, and make customers think it is something totally different.
Now, I understand, I can do whatever I want, because it is under CC0 Creative Commons Universal (AKA: free-for-all, do whatever the bleep you want), but I believe in being honest in my business, and seeing what people think about this.
I am thinking I will try starting a service where people who do not know what they are doing can get a Mail-in-a-Box server up and running, and just pay a subscription, with minimal amount of people-support (i.e. support that involves getting on phones or emails and responding to customers). I am thinking $8/mo, to include a server, donation to Libre Office and/or other organizations to develop packages into better open source products. Then, also having more expensive products to sell for better support and/or better servers.
I want to get Mail-in-a-Box (or similar) in the hands of more people, and become more useful!