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Re: Is forcing "upstream" distribution really OK for free software?


From: John Hasler
Subject: Re: Is forcing "upstream" distribution really OK for free software?
Date: Thu, 08 Jul 2004 09:47:05 -0500
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MJ Ray writes:
> It seems to interfere with the right to adapt the program to your needs,
> if you are some association rather than an individual.

How?

> Also if you have no way to send for free, it looks like an effective
> royalty payment on distribution.

It is at most a small one-time expense that is not paid to the author.  I
don't see how you can call that a royalty.
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John Hasler 
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Elmwood, Wisconsin


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