[Mageia-dev] Seamonkey package

andre999 andr55 at laposte.net
Fri Mar 18 00:25:17 CET 2011

Michael Scherer a écrit :
> Le jeudi 17 mars 2011 à 18:24 -0400, andre999 a écrit :
>> nicolas vigier a écrit :
>>> Also the "do not charge for it" would make it non free (but it does not
>>> seem to be mentioned in the "Modifications" section, only in the
>>> "Unaltered Binaries" section).
>> Why would "do not charge for it" make it non-free ?
>> That doesn't seem to be a requirement of open source.  Although charging
>> for it is generally permitted in unmodified open source licenses.
> So that mean that someone cannot ask money for selling a cdrom with it,
> since it would be charging for the software.
> That's clearly a restriction of usage. So we need to rebrand it.

Charging for the media is not charging for the software.
(The commercial abusers that provoked Mozilla's reaction were charging 
for the software itself, which was provided via download from Internet.)
(Evidently they targeted naïve end-users.)

Mozilla always gives permission to open source distros.


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