[development] GPL 2 violation by integrationservic.es

Kieran Lal kieran at acquia.com
Thu Nov 19 16:51:20 UTC 2009

Hi Alex, try http://groups.drupal.org/legal

I am not a lawyer. This is my limited personal understanding. But I
believe you can charge what ever you want for a module. The GPL 2
requires that you distributed the source and GPL 2 or greater license
with it.  So unless they are refusing to include the GPL license with
it and the source code this shouldn't be a problem. They are also
offering 1 month of support with a single domain usage, and 1 year of
updates and 1 month of support for the multi-domain usage.  Again, as
long as their "license" doesn't conflict with the GPL 2 or greater
license I don't see a direct violation.  GPL 2 doesn't demand future
releases of software.


On Thu, Nov 19, 2009 at 11:11 AM, Alex Barth <alex at developmentseed.org> 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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