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

On Mon, Nov 13, 2000 at 04:45:51PM -0000, dune@home.pl wrote:
> >err. debian CDs have a known market value, don't they? why not buy a
> >debian CD for $2 or whatever they cost these days?
> >
> >add in the 30% tax and that's a total of $2.60 + postage.
> >
> >remember to keep the purchase receipt :)
> Remember to keep a purchase receipt for what? License or CD copy?

for tax purposes, is there any relevant difference?

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.

importantly, it also establishes that MS software is not an appropriate
reference for price.  MS Windows etc cost hundreds of dollars.  A Debian
CD costs $2.

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.


craig sanders

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