[ubuntu-uk] Tonido

Tony Pursell ajp at princeswalk.fsnet.co.uk
Sun Jul 5 12:36:15 BST 2009

On 5 Jul 2009 at 12:25, Rob Beard wrote:

> mac wrote:
> > I guess some of you will have looked at this:
> >
> > http://www.tonido.com/
> >
> > It says its GPL;  but I can't see where they provide the source code. 
> > What do you reckon?
> >
> > mac
> >   
> Well I had a look at their site, can't find a thing.  It does say though 
> that is released under the GPL and a commercial license.  What it also 
> says though is it's FREE FOR PERSONAL USE.  That set alarm bells 
> ringing.  If it's released under the GPL then surely it should be free 
> for anyone to use for any purpose as long as they comply with the terms 
> of the GPL so surely they can't restrict it for just personal use, they 
> have to make it available for everyone (or at least the GPL code).
> Rob

'Free' in GPL terms does not mean 'Free of charge'.  GPL also does 
not override copyright.  They also ask contributors to enter into a 
copyright agreement with them.


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