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 From:  Denis Dimick <dgdimick at gmail dot com>
 To:  waa dash m0n0wall at revpol dot com
 Cc:  Jens Jensen <jens at valenceartist dot com>, m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] selling monowall cds on ebay
 Date:  Mon, 2 Jan 2006 19:41:59 -0700
If you read the license, there's nothing preventing someone from selling
m0n0 CD's on E-bay, for $100 or what ever you could get out of a person. The
only reason I'd even think someone would buy a m0n0 CD would be a slow
Internet connection, would m0n0 even be useful to a dial up user? With an
ISO size of less then 6megs, why someone would buy a copy over download an
ISO is beyond me.


On 1/2/06, William Arlofski <waa dash m0n0wall at revpol dot com> wrote:
> 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)
> >
> >
> http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=7190686063&ssPageName=ADME:B:EF:US:1
> >
> > 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.
> Sigh
> 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.
> My $0.02
> Happy New Year everyone!
> --
> Bill Arlofski
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