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Re: Open source - Free software

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Open source - Free software
Date: Thu, 28 Sep 2006 18:52:19 +0200
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Alexander Terekhov <> writes:

> Jim Richardson wrote:
> [...]
>> nothing in the [L]GPL prevents you from charging any amount of money you
>> want to ask for the software. the [L]GPL don't care about the $$$ price
>> at all.
> You need to contact IBM's legal counsel and set them straight before
> they further embarrass themselves: "65. Among the "further restrictions"
> that the GPL and LGPL do not permit are royalties or licensing fees (Ex.
> 27  2, 3; Ex. 26  2, 4) (although fees can be collected for "the
> physical act of transferring a copy" of the code or for warranty
> protection).

What about "although fees can be collected" did you not understand?

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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