Re: xchat is now shareware in windoze
On Wed, Oct 20, 2004 at 03:19:41PM +0200, Giacomo A. Catenazzi wrote:
> Note: source is GPL, but for windoze binaries it is *required*
> a registration.
After looking at this for a bit, and thinking about it, it looks like
the shareware is a distribution charge, which is allowed under the GPL.
Note that this has some implications about the rights of users of xchat,
whether or not they register their shareware. [Users who wish to
redistribute are allowed to, as long as they satsify GPL's requirements.]
However, given the general ignorance of windows users about development
issues, it might not be that many of them will care.