selling GPL sources
Guilherme C. Hazan
lista at superwaba.com.br
Tue Sep 20 16:54:49 UTC 2005
> Wouldn't removing said splash screen violate section 2C of the GPL?
> They might be able to modify it, but they can't remove it by my
Indeed. That protect us, at some level.
> Please remember that the GPL was written before most people were on
> the internet. And back when most who were, were on very slow
> connections. Therefore a distributer was likely to have to mail
> software at significant cost. This term was protection for a
> distributer to keep them from being out of pocket if many people
> wanted source.
> It is also worth noting that a primary beneficiary of this protection
> was the Free Software Foundation. They distributed a lot of GPLed
> software, and their financial resources were minimal.
This is very interesting. Isnt time then to create a new version of the
GPL license and update it to our current degree of (un)civilization?
ps: any chances that people reply to the list only? I keep getting two
copies of all replies. :-P
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