[development] GPL 2 violation by integrationservic.es
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
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:
> 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
> tel (202) 250-3633
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