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Re: Linux Magazin Germany, affecting Debian's image?!

On 7/17/06, Radu-Cristian FOTESCU <beranger5ca@yahoo.ca> wrote:
FYI, if the modified special Debian Sarge is under GPL (and it is), I
should either:
1. be able to download it for free;
2. be able to get it by post for a few euros. Not with a magazine! As a
DVD. Period.

The GPL does *not* say that you must be able to obtain any of it for
free. That is part of the very *definition* of free software. The GPL
only states that there has to be a written offer for at least 3yrs to
send the *source code* by post for cost price, to anyone *who you
distribute it to.* This means the magazine only has to send the source
code to *people who buy it.*

FYI, Debian *does* hold a trademark, but the Debian trademark license
allows usage by unofficial versions if they say that they are


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