[wp-hackers] 500 euros for WP + plugins

Mark Jaquith mark.wordpress at txfx.net
Sat Jul 9 14:13:08 GMT 2005

mit Gupta wrote:

> I've read the GPL quite a number of times and just read it again!! As 
> I understand it, you can charge for supplying the software(like RedHat 
> used to charge for Linux by providing it on CDs) and you can charge 
> for any support or support materials like manuals, handbooks etc. but 
> you can't charge for the code, the software. Am I wrong in 
> understanding GPL? If I'm wrong, then would you please put me right & 
> explain where I am wrong in understand it?(we'll keep the GPL in 
> context of this topic only & not discuss other parts of GPL if not 
> relevant here)


> * Does the GPL allow me to sell copies of the program for money?*
>     Yes, the GPL allows everyone to do this. The right to sell copies 
> is part of the definition of free software. Except in one special 
> situation, there is no limit on what price you can charge. (The one 
> exception is the required written offer to provide source code that 
> must accompany binary-only release.)


> *If I distribute GPL'd software for a fee, am I required to also make 
> it available to the public without a charge?*
>     No. However, if someone pays your fee and gets a copy, the GPL 
> gives them the freedom to release it to the public, with or without a 
> fee. For example, someone could pay your fee, and then put her copy on 
> a web site for the general public.

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