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Submission Summary: 0 pending, 24 declined, 2 accepted (26 total, 7.69% accepted)


Submission Selling GPL Software (With No Physical Goods)

Romancer writes: "On ebay right now there are people selling GPL and GNU licensed software for their own profit. They are not selling the media or reference books or any physical goods what so ever. They are simply letting you download it. One auction states: "Note to eBay: No copyrights have been violated with this auction. We are authorisedand licenced to distribute this product under a GPL licence. This auction complies with all eBay rules." and yet also states this directly above it: "You will not receive a CD. This auction is for a download of this program." Another auction for a digital download of a zip file claims to be authorized to distribute it for $2.97 by openoffice.org and then refers complainers to cdrom@openoffice.org. How is this legal?"

You will lose an important tape file.