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Re: Very OT: mass installation on XBox

On Sun, 2002-10-06 at 09:53, Jamin W.Collins wrote:
> On Sun, 6 Oct 2002 14:14:00 +0930 Tom Cook <tom.cook@adelaide.edu.au>
> wrote:
> > Instead of saying, 'You can't pass this
> > software on.  You must buy it from the source,' it says, 'You can't
> > buy this software from the source.  If you pass it on, you must make
> > sure that the next person has the same rights you do.'  The GPL is not
> > a fundamentally different type of document from other licenses.
> I don't recall anything in the GPL that indicates "You can't buy this
> software from the source".  Perhaps you should read up on the GPL at the
> following link:
>   http://www.fsf.org/licenses/gpl-faq.html
> in particular:
>   http://www.fsf.org/licenses/gpl-faq.html#DoesTheGPLAllowMoney


Even though the FSF encourages one to engage in the free market, you
don't really sell software-libre.  

"...we suggest it is better to avoid using the term ``selling software''
and choose some other wording instead. For example, you could say
``distributing free software for a fee''--that is unambiguous."

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