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Re: GNU licenses

From: Alexander Terekhov
Subject: Re: GNU licenses
Date: Thu, 07 Sep 2006 18:40:50 +0200

Richard Tobin wrote:
> In article <>,
> Alexander Terekhov  <> wrote:
> >   buyer's cost to obtain = 0 (per GPL "no charge" provision)
> >
> >   seller's cost to create = programmer's salary, energy, etc.
> >
> >So where is a profit, dak?

Profit = buyer's cost to obtain - seller's cost to create

> There seems to be a substantial profit for the "buyer" here: they get
> a program for nothing.

I was talking about a profit for seller (creator of GPL derivative
work), not commercial value of seller's created derivative work for 
buyer minus buyer's cost to obtain.


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