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Re: Debian-based miniVDR violates GPL (FYI)

On Tue, May 23, 2006 at 10:43:40AM +0200, Ciuca, Josephine <josephine.ciuca@sap.com> wrote:
> Hello
> I just wanted to let you know about a GPL violation in the distribution
> miniVDR, a distribution based on Depian with so-called GPL licensed
> patches (www.minivdr.de). They refuse to share the sources and are
> willing to give them only for 15euros, which is way abusive and does not
> reflect the price of media and cd-burner usage. They constantly refused
> to share the sources on Sourceforge or any other OSS promoting service
> and even mailed me "the harddisk is broken, so no sources anymore". I
> have mails from the maintainer of the distribution where he stated I
> only get the sources for 15eur and if I think it's expensive, I should
> use other distribution. This is abusive usage of the GPL code. Please
> let me know if I should forward these mails too or if you need anything.

Do they distribute the binary version freely or is it that the binary
AND the source are available for 15 euros ? If the latter, there is no
infringement of the GPL.


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