[linux-audio-user] Announcing Gnomoradio

Daniel James daniel at mondodesigno.com
Mon Nov 3 04:33:28 EST 2003

> If one would only be allowed to distribute Linux, if one did pay
> Linus Thorwalds for every copy, then Linux would not only fail to
> be "free" as in beer, it also would not be free as in "libre". The
> distribution must be allowed without any charges, as soon as I have
> the good.

I think that's a popular interpretation of the GPL, but in fact I 
think you only have to distribute source code to those parties that 
have received a binary. You can sell binaries for whatever you like - 
Red Hat tm Enterprise AS Premium costs US $2499-$18000 for one year 
of updates, depending on processor architecture:


Most of the commercial Linux distributors are using trademarks (eg Red 
Hat tm), non-GPL essential components (eg SUSE's installer), or 
lock-in to update services (Red Hat tm Enterprise) to frustrate 
third-party commercial redistribution.

(All trademarks in this email are acknowledged to belong to their 
respective owners). 



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