xtcommerce.com and his shop no. 3
inSicht at gmx.de
Fri Dec 10 10:14:51 UTC 2004
I think I do so :-)
=> So, in short, if it really bothers you, go ahead and pay for support and
then release the source "for free."
thx a lot sam
> Kein Ende wrote:
> >hi folks,
> >before a few days i thought, that all software licenced under gnu/gpl is
> Free has many meanings. I suggest you read at www.gnu.org "Free as in
> Nothing in the GPL forbids charging for GPL software.
> However, once one person (having paid) has received the software they
> are granted the freedoms of the GPL which do permit that person to
> further distribute the software without charge if they desire; and also
> they are granted access to the source (according to the GPL) and which
> they are required to make available if they distribute the binaries.
> So, in short, if it really bothers you, go ahead and pay for support and
> then release the source "for free."
> I don't think this is desirable though, I think it is enough that those
> who buy the product are kept free and not tied with vendor lock-in and
> As a final point if the distributor is the total copyright holder or has
> the co-operation of the copyright holders then they can take their own
> work (of which earlier releases may have been GPL) and release that work
> under a different license - this by virtue of owning the copyright - for
> after all the GPL is merely a conditional grant of extra rights that the
> copyright holders already possess without condition.
> >oscommerce is free
> >xt-commerce is free, in 2nd release. the 3rd release is only available,
> >you pay for support, to get a login to the sponsor-area.
> >is this gnu/gpl conform?
> >*sorry 4 my english :-)
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