Kim Bruning (seperate for lists)
kim2 at bruning.demon.nl
Thu May 10 09:41:24 UTC 2001
On Thu, 10 May 2001, Stefan Meretz wrote:
> Is there a copyleft license preventing from making money with free
To the best of my recollection: No.
Nothing stops you from selling your own code under the GPL to a company
for 10 000 Euro (actually this might be wildly successful at that).
You may not actually *re*sell GPLed code iirc, but you may offer to
warrenty it at any price. 
The licences for most free software are (summarised) :
BSDlike: This software is Free! Do with it what you like, just don't sue
GPL: I'll show you my source if you'll show me yours, oh, and don't sue
LGPL: I'll see your GPL, and up you a library. (Disclaimer: The LGPL is a
tad different from the GPL, so you should read it throughly)
Artistic: Actually we crossed a GPL with an LGPL and here's the result.
(Don't tell Larry Wall I said that!)
hope this is useful,
 " 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." - GNU GPLv.2, Article 1, 2nd paragraph.
 www.opensource.org, good source for licences. *ducks*
 "This license is quite different from the ordinary
one; be sure to read it in full, and don't assume that anything in it is
the same as in the ordinary license." GNU LGPL v.2, preamble, 9th
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