[fosscomm] GCompris (for windows) - Distributed as Demo version instead of Full under GPL?
krmane at gmail.com
Tue May 8 04:21:49 PDT 2012
Great, sound like a court case in the making.
Who ever has done this is breaking the very license.
Krishnakant.On Tue, May 08, 2012 at 03:44:07PM +0530, Pravin Dhayfule wrote:
> I had seen and used GCompris on Ubuntu and suggested it to a friend for his
> school going child. The only problem was that he uses Windows (and has no
> recent plans for shfting to GNU/Linux). So I asked him to download and
> install GCompris for Windows. But to a greatest shock (as I was not earlier
> aware of it), GCompris after loading on Windows asks for a Code (that
> sounded like a license key) wit a note "The Windows versions have a limited
> number of activities, about 60 on the 120 available and to get all 120
> activities the user has to PAY". This edition (restricted) also is
> distributed under GPL.
> Now as per my Knowledge GPL distributed software are FREE to use and
> Distribute (only services such as distribution, etc. are chargeable). How
> come GCompris is distributed as a proprietary software as a DEMO version
> and Pay for Full edition under GPL?
> They have specified this even on their site:
> How can users get converted to GNU-Linux just by making software PAID for
> Windows? And inspite of that call it FREE?
> Pravin Balaji Dhayfule
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