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Re: GNU/Linux taxed in Poland ?! (fwd)



** On Nov 13, Mariusz Przygodzki scribbled:
> On Monday 13 November 2000 23:16, Craig Sanders wrote:
> > you will have a receipt for a software CD called Debian GNU/Linux.
> > that's what it cost you to buy it, including the cost of materials and
> > the cost of the license.
> I don't think it includes a cost of license. In few mails before I have 
> clarified it why.
There is NO cost of license in the case of GPL! You can't have receipt for
$0 in Poland, but you can make somebody sell you "Debian GNU/Linux and
unlimited number of Licenses for using the server".

[snip]
> > btw, another possible line of argument is that free software is not
> > a personal gift, it is a gift to the public of the world - anyone,
> > anywhere is licensed to use it at no cost. it's like a public park, not
> > like an individual present.
> It's a good argument for Linux users but I am not sure if it's enough for 
> Polish tax offices. These guys do not have such sense of humour if they talks 
> about money.
Said but true...

marek

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