[sf-lug] Free software talk

Steve M Bibayoff bibayoff at gmail.com
Thu Dec 18 15:20:04 PST 2008


On Thu, Dec 18, 2008 at 2:52 PM, Rick Moen <rick at linuxmafia.com> wrote:

> Artistic License (a really bad licence, by the way) does _not_ put any
> bar in the way of charging any amount whatsoever for selling the
> software.

Then please explain this from the License:
"5. [...]You may not charge a fee for this Package itself."

Yes, the Artistic License is a really bad license. Yes, people sell
software licensed under it. And AFAIK, nobody has ever been accused of
violating the license by very clearly selling software that is
licensed under the Artistic License. But, imho, section 5 is clear
about NOT selling the software.



More information about the sf-lug mailing list