Re: GPL Violation of 'sveasoft' with GPL Linux Kernel/Busybox + code

From: Pedro Venda (SYSADM)
Date: Mon Nov 08 2004 - 16:34:27 EST

That's true: you don't have an automatic right to receive updates for free.

But revoking a (paid) license if you do something that's explicitly allowed by
the license of (part of) the supplied software sounds a bit fishy to me...

I don't think they make it clear *what* you are paying for. I think it is reasonable if they claim that you are paying for the distribution, NOT the license.

I am not trying to defend sveasoft. Personally, I dislike their method, but I'm gathering information to try and understand who's right, who's wrong and if sveasoft is indeed violating the GPL.

pedro venda.


Pedro João Lopes Venda
email: pjvenda@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Equipa de Administração de Sistemas
Rede das Novas Licenciaturas (RNL)
Instituto Superior Técnico
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