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When you upload your app for the showcase, can you set a price and still be entered into the competition? (I don't plan to set a price, I'm just curious.)

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Please remember to accept/upvote the best answer to your question (tick/check mark on the left). This way, the question is marked as "answered" and future readers can refer to it knowing the solution works. Thank you...:) – izx Jun 18 '12 at 14:02

The App Showdown rules page says:

Submissions: the Participant can submit more than one app, up to a maximum of 2. Participants can charge for applications in the Software Centre, but the code must be released under an Open Source license to make its review possible. Canonical employees can participate in the contest as long as they are not paid to create the submission.

(Emphasis mine.)

Clearly, you can set a price for your application and sell it on software-center. The only condition is, it has to be open source.

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