[ILUG] Linux Appliance & a GPL query
rcunniff at stp.dias.ie
Fri May 14 11:49:58 IST 2004
On Fri, 14 May 2004, Paul Jakma wrote:
> On Fri, 14 May 2004, Noirin Plunkett wrote:
> > 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?
> You're allowed to ask whatever price you want for GPL software.
No you're not - it must be "reasonable". Otherwise you could offer to
ship the sourcecode for $WEALTH_OF_PLANET+1 and claim you're GPL-clean.
The word "reasonable" is in the GPL specifically to nobble this, albeit
not very precisely.
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