Subject: Re: Dual licensing
From: Ian Lance Taylor <ian@airs.com>
Date: 12 Jun 2004 09:37:48 -0400

Marius Amado Alves <amado.alves@netcabo.pt> writes:

> > I'm sorry, Marius, I'm confused.  How can be it open source, and yet
> > if used commercially, the authors get a cut?
> 
> The thing is, we don't see how that hurts the basic tenets of the free
> software philosophy.

Please read:
    http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/free-sw.html

Note in particular:
   "Thus, you should be free to redistribute copies, either with or
    without modifications, either gratis or charging a fee for
    distribution, to anyone anywhere.  Being free to do these things
    means (among other things) that you do not have to ask or pay for
    permission."

Ian
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