Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 25th Aug 2006 09:09 UTC, submitted by anonymous
GNU, GPL, Open Source "The cipherfunk web site, which made extra packages available to Ubuntu and MEPIS users, was shut down in response to complaints from Ubuntu team members Matthew Garrett and Philipp Kern. It is my understanding they alleged that cipherfunk was not making modified GPLed source code available in a timely fashion. You can read about it the website." "Well, the GNU GPL states as part of Section 3 of the licence that I must provide source code on request for no more than the cost of physically performing the distribution. Given that the host this box is on actually costs me 110.95AUD every 30 days to run, 9.90AUD, as nice as that is - still will cost me over 100AUD to distribute the code at all." Update: As Matthew Garret pointed out in the comments, he wrote his side of the story on his blog.
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Linux for human beings
by pfortuny on Fri 25th Aug 2006 09:50 UTC
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2006-02-05

I'd rather think those Philip and Matthew are bots than having to remind them what a HUMAN BEING is.

Why did they not wait for the FSF to get in touch with Mepis? (for example, 1)

Why did they not *negotiate*? (for example, 2)

Is having NO SOURCE CODE AT ALL and NO BINARIES and AN UNHAPPY DEVELOPER better than simply having NO SOURCE CODE? (for example, 3)

Those came without thinking... Sure, they must be either bots or ... ... ...

LINUX FOR HUMAN BEINGS... Have they understood the motto?

BTW: that is why I'll never reselase anything I do under the GPL. Better put things in the public domain or BSD them...

Edited 2006-08-25 09:54

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