I am currently in the process of developing a CMS in rails aimed at web
designers. I am considering the different ways to sell this, mainly
offering a hosted solution of a downloadable package.
Offering a hosted solution seems better from the point of view that I
can manage the code more easily and keep the source hidden. But how
would users feel about having a hosted CMS service? Would people mind
not being able to choose their web hosts for the sites? What are your
If I were to sell the software as a downloadable package, how would you
go about licensing? Obviously rails is open source - and presumably the
software would have to be open source as well? Is there any way to sell
a rails app in this way, and if so how?
Any suggestions would be interesting.