[amsat-bb] Re: Selling "free" software.

Jim Jerzycke kq6ea at pacbell.net
Sun Nov 30 15:50:21 PST 2008

Hah! You'll get no argument from me on that point.
Now if the repackager adds something to it, like a nice "HOWTO" for setting it up and running it, and a list of links to other satellite resources, then they've added some value to it, and (I think) would be justified in charging a bit more.
I haven't seen the auction, but I'll go look for it.
73, Jim

--- On Sun, 11/30/08, Nigel Gunn G8IFF/W8IFF <nigel at ngunn.net> wrote:

> From: Nigel Gunn G8IFF/W8IFF <nigel at ngunn.net>
> Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: Selling "free" software.
> To: kq6ea at pacbell.net
> Cc: "AMSAT BB" <AMSAT-BB at amsat.org>
> Date: Sunday, November 30, 2008, 2:53 PM
> I realise the legal aspect but have been to several times by
> software  authors not to charge more than, say, $5 to cover
> media costs.
> I guess anyone who pays $20+ for something he can get free
> is a bit of a fool.
> Jim Jerzycke wrote:
> > No. The GPL has no restrictions on packaging and
> reselling software *as long as you make the source code
> available*.
> > If they don't include at least a link to the
> source they're in violation, otherwise they're OK.
> > Jim  KQ6EA
> > 
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