Joined: Oct. 2003
||Posted: Feb. 09 2005,06:19
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 www.damnsmalllinux.org, or dslos.com ? no...
So, what are they doing here, besides taking food off of DSL's plate?
Or, giving visitors FUD for thought?