[fosscomm] Fwd: Re: Fwd: Re: GCompris (for windows) - Distributed as Demo version instead of Full under GPL?
justinjoseph007 at gmail.com
Tue May 8 05:55:41 PDT 2012
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From: "Bruno Coudoin" <bruno.coudoin at gcompris.net>
Date: May 8, 2012 5:57 PM
Subject: Re: Fwd: Re: [fosscomm] GCompris (for windows) - Distributed as
Demo version instead of Full under GPL?
To: "justin joseph" <justinjoseph007 at gmail.com>
There is nothing wrong with this. GCompris is GPL, including the Windows
binary. You should not confuse freedom and gratis. The GPL does not mean
your software must be gratis, on the opposite, Richard Stallman himself
encourages developer to make money working on their Free Software
project because it is a good way to make sure they are properly
Le mardi 08 mai 2012 ą 17:06 +0530, justin joseph a écrit :
> please comment on the forwarded discussion.
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> From: "Krishnakant mane" <krmane at gmail.com>
> Date: May 8, 2012 4:52 PM
> Subject: Re: [fosscomm] GCompris (for windows) - Distributed as Demo
> version instead of Full under GPL?
> To: "Indian FOSS Community Network list" <network at lists.fosscom.in>
> Great, sound like a court case in the making.
> Who ever has done this is breaking the very license.
> happy hacking.
> Krishnakant.On Tue, May 08, 2012 at 03:44:07PM +0530, Pravin Dhayfule
> > Hi,
> > 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
> > install GCompris for Windows. But to a greatest shock (as I was not
> > aware of it), GCompris after loading on Windows asks for a Code
> > sounded like a license key) wit a note "The Windows versions have a
> > number of activities, about 60 on the 120 available and to get all
> > 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
> > and Pay for Full edition under GPL?
> > They have specified this even on their site:
> > http://gcompris.net/Buying-the-Windows-version
> > How can users get converted to GNU-Linux just by making software
> PAID for
> > Windows? And inspite of that call it FREE?
> > Regards
> > --
> > Pravin Balaji Dhayfule
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