[linux-audio-user] License free Linux ??
bredfern at calarts.edu
Thu Dec 4 17:26:16 EST 2003
Yeah, in this case notifying Ebay is appropriate because he's re-branding
and only distributing binaries, so he's breaking audcity's GPL
On 4 Dec 2003, Jan Depner wrote:
> This is a bit shady but, as long as the guy is giving out the source
> code with attached GPL/LGPL licensing verbiage, it's legal. If he's not
> giving out source code he is in violation of the license/copyright. I'm
> sure that EBay, if notified, will take him off if he's violating
> copyright. They don't want to be anywhere near a copyright infringement
> On Thu, 2003-12-04 at 16:08, Dave Phillips wrote:
> > 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 checked this out too, and it is disturbing. It's also, as Patrick
> > suggested, an example of a likely scenario in the near future as Linux
> > audio apps become increasingly sophiticated and usable under more
> > professional conditions. It's true that there's little that can be done
> > to avoid this scenario, but I believe that community opprobrium (i.e.
> > verbal torches and pitchforks) can do some good in such a case. Alas,
> > eBay doesn't make it easy for a non-member to add a comment to a sale item.
> > I'm thinking some not very nice thoughts about Luminousity right now...
> > Best,
> > == dp
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