[linux-audio-user] License free Linux ??

Brian Redfern bredfern at calarts.edu
Thu Dec 4 17:17:14 EST 2003

Right, he's both re-branding and only selling binaries, so that's pretty
bad, the only thing that would make it worse is if he tried to sell
audacity for like $250 (like soundforge). 

I don't think he'll be successful, because most windows users are getting
most of the sonic foundry software by jacking it for free from kazaa.

On Thu, 4 Dec 2003, Benjamin Flaming wrote:

> On Thursday 04 December 2003 03:33 pm, Brian Redfern wrote:
> > I don't know, if you're selling people audacity on cdrom, as long as you
> > include the source I wouldn't think its illegal, I don't know why anyone
> > would buy it on cd, but notice that he didn't get any bids, and now that
> > its relisted, there's still no bids.
>      I think the concern is with the fact that he's not selling "Audacity" - 
> he's selling "Luxuriousity Sound Editor".  I took a look at the web site:
> http://www.luxuriousity.com/
>      It's pretty disgusting - he also sells Luxuriousity Office (OpenOffice), 
> Luxuriousity Photo (Gimp), and a number of other re-branded products.  If he 
> was selling unmodified copies, I don't think there would be a legal issue, 
> and I don't think developers would be as strongly offended.  Since he is 
> *presumably* distributing modified versions of the program (application title 
> changed) without making his modified version available for download, he 
> *might* be in violation of the GPL.
> |)
> |)enji

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