Yet another 'What License Is Best For Me?'

Matthew Flaschen matthew.flaschen at
Wed Jan 17 19:00:08 UTC 2007

Arnoud Engelfriet wrote:
> Both the definition of free software and the definition of open source
> include the right to (re)sell the software. This is explicit in OSD #1:
> 1. Free Redistribution
> The license shall not restrict any party from selling or giving away
> the software as a component of an aggregate software distribution
> containing programs from several different sources. The license shall
> not require a royalty or other fee for such sale.
> Arnoud

This is made clear as a requirement for free software by the statement
"Thus, you should be free to redistribute copies, either with or without
modifications, either gratis or charging a fee for distribution, to
anyone anywhere." in the FSF's definition
( For the FSF's explanation,
see .

Matthew Flaschen

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