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Subject: Re: Warning! Read this if you "bought" WinHTTrack
Author: Xavier Roche
Date: 06/06/2003 07:13
 
> I am a big supporter of the open source community. I 
> believe fully in its concept.
> I ran across this software several weeks ago and have 
just 
> now had the time to review and try it out.  I ran across 
> this message in your forum and it disturbed me a little.
> 
> While I do agree with you about people selling and 
claming 
> to be ¬ďauthorized resellers¬Ē of open source code

This is precisely the problem. I have no problem with 
someone selling my software or distributing it on CD (BTW- 
I help Linux CD sellers to package httrack) and even 
selling WinHTTrack.

The problem here is that :
- the httrack name was modified (the application name is 
different, like "web copier")
- no reference to the GPL is made
- no reference to the original author is made
- false claims that the seller is the "Only authorized 
reseller" and that there are only "Limited quantities"

Once bought, the user MAY get the original sourcecode ; but 
I have a slight doubt on that (I did not want to pay to be 
sure). But anyway this is simply a RIP OFF. Not because a 
GPL application is sold, but because innocent users are 
just being ripped off! It actually DOES makes me feel bad 
thinking that people are just being abused like that. Not 
to mention that for the cases reported (ebay), 
the "sellers" were also selling pirated commercial 
products, among with other fuzzy things.

But I really don't care if httrack is sold, when the GPL 
license is fully respected.
 
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