Wine license change

Brett Glass brett at
Wed Feb 13 18:59:35 CST 2002

At 02:00 PM 2/13/2002, Steve Langasek wrote:

>> you cannot sell *gpl binaries.  You can sell the media, but not the content.
>> Think sun has a good idea with dual licensing and having assignment of the
>> copyright.  This allows them to change the license so that they can make
>> a productized version.
>Since this is not the first time this mistruth show up in the discussion 
>here, I think a clarification is warranted.
>The second paragraph of section 1 of the GPL (v.2) states:
>  You may charge a fee for the physical act of transferring a copy, and
>  you may at your option offer warranty protection in exchange for a fee.

That's EXACTLY what I am saying. You can charge for a PHYSICAL COPY, or
for the service of making one, but may not license the code for money. The
next paragraph, which you conveniently omit, specifically says this:

>b) You must cause any work that you distribute or publish, that in whole or in part contains or is derived from the Program or any part thereof, to be licensed as a whole at no charge to all third parties under the terms of this License.

--Brett Glass

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