Chasm wrote:Is he taking orders?
Yes, he is doing this, hes trying to get at least part of what he spent
But kind of difficult for him, since he is now in a dilemma. He can't take much profit from sick people, not his character
He doesn't need to feel like he's bilking sick people. I think folks who have need of that would gladly pay 6-12 USD for it and not feel strained in the slightest. It's the volume of sales that would make him a little money.
It's not like he's big pharma, just a smart and resourceful guy who made the world a little easier for some people. It would be a shame to not make his investment in it's development back -- at least.
You should reassure your friend that he's not even approaching the degree of evil that drives the pharmaceutical industry. If he doesn't patent his invention, some manufacturer will notice it, steal it, and he can throw his high values about profiting from the sick right out the window because they will mass produce it and he'll loose every speck of market share. At least, that's how it would work in America