I really wasn't going to wade on in here ... but heh !
On Fri, May 14, 2004 at 06:26:49PM +0100, Ronan Cunniffe wrote:
> Assume the router is being sold for 100 euro. They offer the source code
> for a trillion euro. I have 3 questions, and I would love precise
> answers to them:
>> (1) Is BadCompany in violation of the GPL?
> (2) If so, which clause of the GPL are they breaching?
At a guess the discussed 3(b) where it states 'at no more than cost'
> (3) What is the upper limit on the price they can charge for a CD
> containing the source code?
Given the cost of the Eur100 router ... Eur 1 trillion seems rather
excessive to provide a copy of the GPL'd source code thereon.
The provision of the source at cost couldn't possibly amount to 1
trillion euro, given the cost of labour for a team of 20 for two
years, of solid platinum CDs and the manufacture of same wouldn't
come to that.
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