conducting a sane and efficient GPLv3, LGPLv3 Review

Alexander Terekhov alexander.terekhov at
Fri Aug 3 19:41:51 UTC 2007

On 8/3/07, Ben Tilly <btilly at> wrote:

[... Wallace case and Easterbrook's opinion ...]

> > "The GPL covers only the software; people are free to charge for the
> > physical media on
> > which it comes and for assistance in making it work. Paper manuals,
> > and the time of knowledgeable people who service and support an
> > installation, thus are the most expensive part of using Linux."
> >
> > Got it now?
> Yes.  I got it.  You're confusing common practice with legal requirements.

Heck, the case was about restriction on IP licensing fees, not price
of copies (material objects in which GPL'd work is fixed). Is it
really that hard to grasp?


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