Jens Jensen wrote:
> I know that it's not illegal or unscrupulous to download a GPL iso, burn
> it to cd/dvd, while only selling the media, burning service and charging
> a reasonable amount. I do, however, question somebody who sells some
> GPL(or similar FOSS) software on ebay who does not openly state that: 1.
> this software is not his own product - he is just selling a cd/dvd
> burning service, etc, and 2. this software is freely available by
> internet download (and be nice enough to mention where)
> What are others thoughts on this?
I tend to agree with your line of thinking, but I would like to add the
following cynical viewpoint of my own:
I feel that if someone does not even know enough about the product
he/she is selling, then they don't deserve to have customers purchasing
said product from them.
eg: from the link you posted -
Listed in category: Computers & Networking > Software > Operating
Systems > Linux
Ummm, last I checked m0n0wall was FreeBSD, and last I checked
FreeBSD != Linux.
But then again, if someone BUYS a "product" on eBay without so much as a
quick Google search to locate the homepage of said product, then they
also get what they deserve.
Happy New Year everyone!