press release critique
peter at gerwinski.de
Wed May 2 21:05:51 UTC 2001
MJ Ray wrote:
> Peter Gerwinski <peter at gerwinski.de> writes:
> > However this fee must be nontrivial in order to compensate for the
> > big lot of work which is necessary to produce the free software.
> No. You should be paid for the programming, not the program.
The GPL says:
You may charge a fee for the physical act of transferring a
copy, and you may at your option offer warranty protection in
exchange for a fee.
This does not tell anything about the height of the fee.
According to German law, it you transfer a copy for a fee you
_automatically_ provide warranty protection.
So you can in fact be paid for the program - i.e. for transferring a
copy with (implicit or explicit) warranty protection.
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