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Re: Mgetty should be in non-free?

Henning Makholm writes:
> What is the difference between "charge a fee for the physical act of
> transferring a copy" and "sell a copy"?

> I can choose to give you a copy of, say, gcc. I can choose not to. I can
> promise you that I'll choose to give you a copy if you give me money in
> return. Am I not then selling a copy?

You are.  I think that the reason for the phrasing is to make it clear that
you are transferring a copy but not granting a license.  You can charge for
the act of copying and for the physical media, but the copy and the license
attached to it go from the author to the recipient.
John Hasler
john@dhh.gt.org (John Hasler)
Dancing Horse Hill
Elmwood, WI

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