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Re: #144984



On Mon, Jun 10, 2002 at 02:23:21AM -0400, Colin Walters wrote:
> What do people think about the status of #144984?  My first thought was
> to agree with the submitter that it's non-free.  On the other hand, the
> GPL says:

>   You may charge a fee for the physical act of transferring a copy, and
>   you may at your option offer warranty protection in exchange for a fee.

> which is generally interpeted to mean "you can charge whatever you want
> for distributing binaries", correct?  

> Then again, the htp license does say "material costs", which narrows it
> down somewhat.

DFSG requires that distributors be free to charge MORE than just
'material costs'; they must also be free to sell CDs at a profit.  Yes,
this license fails the DFSG.

Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer

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