[clug-talk] GPL question...
pvdw at criticalcontrol.com
Mon Dec 13 09:47:52 PST 2004
>I don't understand this. Are you selling systems with this software installed?
I am not selling a thing, somebody 'revealed' their master plan to me
(during a job-interview),
and I had so my idea about it...
But yes the idea is to sell services and (dedicated) servers if the
customer needs it, 'builded' around several GPL'ed but altered products
(GUI changes only).
And I doubt it if the 'changes' are gonna be released under the GPL.
(they see it as new software so they are free to license it the way they
But if they do release it under the GPL than it is all okay?
I can't imagin that one can remove the (C) Copyright notices/logo's from
change the colors and 'sell' it as their own product (without asking
money for it directly) is legal...
even if you release the changes under GPL on a web-site.
And even if they re-release it under the GPL I think it shows very low
I hope they will sponsor at least the products they use, but I doubt it.
The GPL is all about 'sharing' code and make code better due to
These guys think if they don't charge money for it they are okay and
that's not true...
It is all about opening up the code you write, you can charge money for
it, if you want.
Example the Dansguardian guy.
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