selling GPL sources

Michael Bernstein webmaven at
Tue Sep 20 02:21:55 UTC 2005

On Mon, 2005-09-19 at 16:57 -0700, Rick Moen wrote:
> I would call the described action somewhere along the line between
> less-than-clueful, misleading, and slightly sleazy, in that the author
> has spoken of GPL source code access but then declined to extend it.
> So, this is claimed to be an open source codebase but, so far, is not
> in actuality.  But that is not unlawful.

Hmm. Interesting.

I suppose the FSF would have to register and enforce a trademark on
'GPL' in order to combat this kind of deception (assuming it is
deliberate) long term.

Probably not worth the trouble.

- Michael Bernstein

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