Subject: Re: [linux-audio-user] Free Music licenses: which to choose?
From: Ian Bell (ian_AT_redtommo.com)
Date: Sun Sep 29 2002 - 23:17:46 EEST
On Sunday 29 Sep 2002 9:49 am, Frank Barknecht wrote:
> Ian Bell hat gesagt: // Ian Bell wrote:
> > On Saturday 28 Sep 2002 3:42 pm, Frank Barknecht wrote:
> > > A license that prohibits (things like) commercial use or making money
> > > is not a "Free" license anymore.
> > it is. it is free as in 'freedom' to copy and redistribute.
> No, it is not free.
> I imposes a restriction on free redistribution: You are not allowed to
> redistribute and (&&) take money for it. This is a 'non-free'
> restriction according to the Debian Free Software Guidelines and the
> Open Source (tm) definition:
Not really. He said 'making' money not 'taking' money. Making money implies
a profit and if I were a good lawyer I would argue that I could sell copies
of his software at cost.
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