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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Bandwidth?
by ccchips on Fri 25th Aug 2006 20:33 UTC
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2006-05-24

I can't say for certain, but I'm guessing that the number of people who download and compile source code is very small compared to the number who download only binaries.

People who believe in proprietary software have license agreements we are supposed to accept if we want to use it. Same goes for GPL software. Don't agree with the license terms, don't distributes the software in any form.

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