Subject: Re: Thoughts on GPL
From: kragen@pobox.com (Kragen)
Date: Thu, 26 Feb 1998 11:31:19 -0500 (EST)

On Thu, 26 Feb 1998, William C. Cheng wrote:
>   Russell Nelson <nelson@crynwr.com> wrote:
>   | Maybe you have to pay them money in order to get it?  Just because
>   | software is freely copyable, that doesn't mean that it's automaticly
>   | free of charge.
> 
> Having trouble connecting to
> <URL:http://www.cygnus.com/egcs/announcement.html>, I'm assuming that
> EGCS is GPL'ed.

It is.

> I though that under GPL, although the software may not be free, the
> source code is.  So, if a person (not necessarily a customer) asks for
> the source code, you have to make it available free of charge.  

No.  Read the GPL -- it's short and sweet.  If you can't find it, look
on www.gnu.org.

Kragen