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MPL nominal charge for source code

MPL nominal charge for source code

Posted Jan 9, 2011 0:26 UTC (Sun) by giraffedata (subscriber, #1954)
In reply to: MPL nominal charge for source code by dlang
Parent article: Mozilla releases a beta of the revised MPL

so you say that companies must pay for mailing costs, CD costs, etc and cannot charge _anything_ for this?

Well, let's word it more clearly: I say that if companies have to pay for mailing costs, CD costs, etc. when they supply source code and can't charge anything for this, companies will still license code to and from others with MPL.

The main reason I believe that is that they can avoid those costs just by distributing the source code on the Internet or including it somehow with the object code. How often does an open source software distributor distribute source code by a separate CD today?

However, I suspect that even if a mailed CD is the only way to distribute source code, a company of any size would still not balk at paying for it, because there would be a very small number of requests.


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