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Re: Elive requires donation to download

Ottavio Caruso wrote:
Elive <http://www.elivecd.org/gb/Download/Stable/>, based on Debian, requires a donation, however small, to allow downloading the stable version. I wonder if this legally sound.

They don't *require* a donation.  Though, their page does attempt to
make one feel bad if they don't make a donation.  From the same page you
linked to:

- If you don't care about the future of Elive, and you really think
its possible to live off nothing, or you just can't possibly make a
minor donation, then you can download Elive from a slow server. We
recommend that you verify the MD5sum and download it with 'wget -c'
because sometimes this download stalls.

Then they provide links to two "slow" servers. So, it does appear possible to get the software with no donation at all.

Jamin W. Collins

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