Posted Jan 14, 2005 1:30 UTC (Fri) by jonth
In reply to: loss leader?
Parent article: Quasar Accounting under the GPL
Not necessarily criticising, but it sounds like you're after "free as in beer" programs, which is most emphatically not what the GPL is about. GPL is not a free ride - it's an opportunity to join and help a community.
It doesn't matter if they're doing this as a ploy (and I agree that it's quite probably a marketing ploy to attenpt to leverage their POS products) or not - the code is GPL, so we can use it without reprisals in other GPL products. Who cares why it's GPL as long as it is!
(And I don't know about you, but the functional version of CUPS works just fine for me)
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