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Free Software Magazine: What About Selling Free Software

Dec 14, 2006, 02:30 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Gervase Markham, the Mozilla Foundation's licensing officer, in an article in the Times Online, talks about being questioned by a northern UK Trading License Officer about giving away software.

"The trading officer was concerned by a group that was burning the free Mozilla Browser on CDs and selling it. She was expecting Gervase to object to their scheme; but he didn't and 'wrote back, politely explaining the principles of copyleft--that the software was free, both as in speech and as in price, and that people copying and redistributing it was a feature, not a bug. I said that selling verbatim copies of Firefox on physical media was absolutely fine with us...'"

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