On Fri, 14 May 2004, Paul Jakma wrote:
> On Fri, 14 May 2004, Ronan Cunniffe wrote:
>> > I can see what you're getting at, but I'm appalled.
I think we're talking past each other. I'm not interested in
NiceProgrammer trying to get paid, I'm simply and monotonously focussed on
BadCompany, who doesn't want to get paid at all!
BadCompany is selling a piece of hardware, say a wireless router,
using Linux. They offer the source code on CD for a trillion euro.
They are clearly *way* out of line with the spirit of the GPL, but whether
they've broken the letter of it depends (AFAICS) on whether they can
defend in court that a trillion euro is the physical cost of copying.
Either there is an upper limit on the price of access to source code, or
there is a very serious flaw in the GPL.
Is there something I'm missing in this example?
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