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).
'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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