[development] GPL 2 violation by integrationservic.es

Ken Winters kwinters at coalmarch.com
Thu Nov 19 16:49:41 UTC 2009

No promises, but you can charge whatever you want for a module.   
However, it's only a distribution fee (same as buying linux CDs) and  
the GPL then applies to the purchased software (they can then give it  
away for free if they want).  There are also restrictions on the  
contents of the package (attribution, etc.).

Also, Non-code assets like images are not inherently GPL by virtue of  
using Drupal, which is why themes frequently have a fee associated  
with them.

As for action... it only matters if they are actually violating the  
license terms.  Someone would have to download it to find out for sure.

- Ken Winters

On Nov 19, 2009, at 11:11 AM, Alex Barth wrote:

> This may have come up before, but http://integrationservic.es/drupal.php 
>  launched on Nov 12 and appears to be violating drupal's GPL2 by  
> charging 33 $ for a module download:
> http://drupal.org/node/229996#comment-2210628
> http://integrationservic.es/drupal.php
> http://twitter.com/cc_php/status/5654452582
> Is this
> a) A violation of of drupal's GPL 2? (In my understanding very  
> clearly so)
> b) What are the proper steps to be taken to get this code taken down  
> or published?
> Alex Barth
> http://www.developmentseed.org/blog
> tel (202) 250-3633

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