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Re: ELM Copyright

On Fri, 10 Oct 1997, Santiago Vila Doncel wrote:

> On Fri, 10 Oct 1997, Craig Sanders wrote:
> > > 	IMHO, with thats license, `elm' cannot be sold alone.  
> > 
> > that's not true.  you can sell elm on a disk by itself as long as you're
> > prepared to sell a blank disk for the same price.
> Maybe, but the *spirit* of the license is that you can not charge for
> *distributing* ELM proper. This is against our DFSG. People should be able
> to make money (not only "cover costs") from *distributing* free software.
> To interpret the license by saying that you are just selling a blank disk
> is a sort of cheat, IMHO.

yes, it is a cheat. but it proves that that condition in the license
isn't worth the electrons it's written on.


craig sanders
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