Re: [Gimp-developer] Stealing and Selling your products on Ebay

As it was said below by Brian, people can sell products containing
free and open-source software,
as long as the source code for certain software components is included.
The list of products at
are indeed in bad taste.
Apart from GIMP, also Audacity is affected and probably GCompris.

Your avenues to get a refund:

1. The seller does not offer returns, "Returns: No returns accepted".
This should have been a red flag.

2. There is a Paypal Money-back guarantee,

You need to claim the item was sold "not as described". According to
the guarantee:

A ‘not as described’ item should be materially different from what the
seller described in the item listing. This includes:

• Different item or version
• Wrong condition e.g. the listing stated the item was ‘new’ when it’s
clearly been used
• Missing parts or components (e.g. a listing for a camera kit stated
it would include a tripod, but it’s missing)
• Defective during first use (e.g. TV didn’t turn on)
• Counterfeit item
• Missing major parts or features, and this wasn’t mentioned in the listing
• Damaged during postage
• Items that arrive much later than promised and can’t be used (e.g.
concert tickets)

You may claim that the packaging (the box) was missing since it did
not come with a box.
The description of the item says "A brand-new, unused, unopened and
undamaged item".

Or, the seller may have missed some of the source code of the
GPL-licensed packages,
thus they would be in violation of the GPL ("the counterfeit clause").
Here you could zip the contents of the CDROM and put them online for
further investigation.
That would be useful to figure out if the seller even made the effort
to recompile GIMP.


On Mon, Jan 12, 2015 at 2:43 PM, Brian Allen Vanderburg II
<brianvanderburg2 aim com> wrote:
I'm checking out this page:

He mentions that it is open source software, licensed under the GPL, and
even what it is called.  From my understanding, the GPL allows selling
of software, as long as the same rights of that software are passed onto
the recipient and access to the source code is provided.

In my own mind I don't have a problem with people who do this for a
reasonable cost if they are providing a good service in doing so, such
as selling a CD containing a compilation of various different open
source software.  I do think it is of bad taste, but probably not a
violation of terms, to sell just a single software on the CD as he seems
to be doing.

On 01/10/2015 07:01 PM, Dee Trueman wrote:
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