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.
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