On 09/22/2010 09:05 PM, Abir Sadik wrote:
> This is some really serious violation going on, and i hope someone 
> will do something about it. Some people who really dont know much 
> about opensource are actually buying from that seller, check his feedback.

Wrong. Selling most open source software is perfectly legal, according 
to the licenses


*** You may charge a fee for the physical act of transferring a copy, 
and you may at your option offer warranty protection in exchange for a fee.
* You may copy and distribute the Program (or a work based on it, under 
Section 2) in object code or executable form under the terms of Sections 
1 and 2 above provided that you also do one of the following:

  [paraphrased] provide source code with object code or an offer to send 
it for no more than cost of distribution

BSD license is even less restrictive than that - to paraphrase, "do 
whatever you want, just attribute this piece to the original author (1 
copyright line + 10 lines of text)"

If they're having any luck selling the software, all the power to them.. 
though they better respect the license to the letter :P

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