On Mon, 15 Nov 2004, Conor Daly wrote:
> Just came across a helpdesk suite called helpdesk revolution which
> claims on their front page to be "Help Desk Support Software.100%
> Free GPL Help Desk" and then, on the download page (in a jpg so you
> can't copy the text):
>> "Copyright 2004. GPL Limited License Terms
> You may not Resell this Software
> You may not Redistribute this Software without prior authorisation
> You may not use this Software to create Direct Profit
> You may not Reengineer this Software
>> contact legal at helpdeskrevolutions.com for any questions..."
>> I presume this is a violation of the GPL.
That depends, is it theirs?
> Not that I dispute their right to impose restrictions on their
> software but claiming "100% Free GPL" along with contradictory
> restrictions seems a little underhand to me...
Well, they call it the " GPL Limited License".
> I presume a note to fsf.org is in order. Any other thoughts?
If its their own software, they have the copyright, it's not a GPL
Whether the term 'GPL' is trademarked, i dont know (doubt it), is
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