[ubuntu-us-ma] [Ubuntu-gaming] Fwd: [FSF] Breakthrough for Free Software Gaming

Martin Owens doctormo at gmail.com
Thu May 6 17:57:28 BST 2010

Not quite

If you publish something that is GPL that you did not write and you sell
it, then anyone (not just the seller) can ask for the source code
without having to pay any cost at all, since price is a barrier. Of
course you can sell the same code in easy to use binaries, cds or
galactic punes.

There is no free as in beer in the FOSS world, it's free as in "someone
already paid for this beer, they got the round in"


On Thu, 2010-05-06 at 10:26 -0400, Paul Tagliamonte wrote:
> That's not actually illegal. You can sell code ( that's the free as in
> beer part ), but to remain open source you have to provide the source
> code at a modest ( at most ) price ( free as in freedom part ) 

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