[Ilugc] About GPL !
- From: Gavri_F@xxxxxxxxxxx (Gavri Savio Fernandez)
- Date: Fri, 5 Mar 2004 13:59:36 +0530
From: K.Sriram [mailto:metallica_tony@xxxxxxxxx]
Subject: [Ilugc] About GPL !
Accompany it ( ur dist media, cd, floppy etc.) with a written offer, =
valid for at least three years, to give any third party, for a charge no =
more than your >>cost of physically performing source distribution, a =
complete machine-readable copy of the corresponding source code, to be =
distributed under the terms >of Sections 1 and 2 above on a medium =
customarily used for software interchange.
Here they hav said that u must not charge no more than your cost made =
in buying, writing ur software in a media and transferring it to the =
customer. So >>what abt the programmers' effort ? I can't understand =
At one point they hav said that u can sell for any cost, and at =
another they hav said that u shud not charge no more than ur cost of =
performing the >distribution.=20
Can anyone explain? =20
You can charge anything you want for the binary. However, to those who =
buy the binary, the source should either be freely available or =
available at a nominal charge for creation of the media which contains =
the source and for transportation of that media.=20
I think that with some thought it would be pretty obvious why this =
clause is put in.
We don't want people charging 5000 rupees for the binary and a billion =
rupees for source-code delivery charges. That would make the GPL =
The aim is that if the binary is being distributed (at any price), the =
source should be free of charge. (Or just enough to cover bandwidth or =
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