[ILUG] Linux Appliance & a GPL query
plunkett at gmail.com
Fri May 14 09:57:01 IST 2004
AFAIK, the GPL allows you to charge the cost of the media (but not
admin/prep time fees); 1000HKD (approx 100EUR) seems rather hefty tho,
unless they're sending it out on pure gold CDs or something...! Or
maybe transcribed onto handmade paper?
Noirin, posting for the first time and hoping not to die
On Fri, 14 May 2004 09:48:23 +0100, AJ McKee <aj.mckee at nmtbmedia.com> wrote:
> Hi All,
> We have a Linux product (A firewall appliance) which is managed by a third
> party company. I was having a look at it the other day and stumbled across
> its license terms. I have pasted the terms below, but just before I mail the
> fsf ppl and all other parties concerned, I said I would mail it here to get
> opinion on it. Below are the license terms that are causing me difficulty.
> My main question being is the offer to give the source code out but to
> charge a admin/media fee reasonable.
> Many thanks in advance
> This product is licensed under two main licenses. The first is the Vendor
> License, which covers proprietary software under the Vendors copyright. The
> second is the GPL, which covers freely available software included in each
> of the Vendors appliance
> Under the GPL, the Vendor is obligated to provide, upon request, copies of
> source code licensed under the GPL. If you would like to obtain such code,
> please provide:
> Payment of HK$1,000 (covering disk media and preparation time)
> Please allow 14 days to process your request.
> Irish Linux Users' Group
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