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Posted: Feb. 09 2005,06:19 QUOTE


You are correct, mikshaw.
Anyone should be able to sell any copies of GPL'd items without issue.
That's one of the joys of using the GPL as license for a work or works.

Same as if you and I were to begin creating our own DSL fork,
or unique version, or even a facsimile of DSL, or only a few additions or mods.
Many companies are doing this with DSL on the web right now e.g. Metropipe .
You can usually find mention of DSL or John, and even a link, for support.
Many folks offering "remasters" for little or no cost post here,
and market their "versions", but credit is given where credit is DUE..

But again, I restate that I don't like to see the anti-linux FUD from M$ here,
and I don't like to see a direct competitor post their advertisements here,
for products developed and made RIGHT HERE AT DSL.

Having a "fork" of DSL listed here is only a testament to the
worthyness someone has for the DSL product.

Even having it used "as-is" , and simply placed in a different wrapper,
and sold under another name is OK, as long as the original
authors are recognized and credited ( like DSL does knoppix and debian )

But selling it as DSL , and advertising it as DSL, AT DSL!
not as another distro, but ONLY to earn revenues from sales of
a replicated, copied product, in my eyes, crosses the line.

Have no doubt I know that they CAN do it, for free via GPL,
and without recompense to John or Robert...
But I don't feel they should post their advertisements HERE..

I mean, if you go here..
Do you think you will find a link back to here ?  to buy CD's ?  for info ?  no...
Even a mere mention of John Andrews or Robert Shingledecker ?  no...
How about a link to, or ?    no...

So, what are they doing here, besides taking food off of DSL's plate?
Or, giving visitors FUD for thought?


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Posted: Feb. 09 2005,10:34 QUOTE

as the creator you oughta give them an email about that. maybe they were ignorant (doubt that) but let's just be polite first. if they slam the door on your face then do something drastic. john actually has the rights to damnsmalllinux
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