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I found an open source tool that doesn't provide a cloud-host solution, you need to install on your own server.

I think it may be a good business idea to provide a service where people pay to use it without worrying about installation, mantainence, updates, scalability, etc.

My question is not only if there is a market for that, but what about rights/licenses/exposing the original open source tool? The documentation should be replicated for my customers in how to use it? What about languages libraries? I should fork them?

Thank you very much.

Comments URL: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=29864420

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