eBay has been notified of both the possible license infringement and
also of what they call "fee avoidance"--charging almost nothing for the
product, a percentage of which goes to eBay, and making their money on
their exorbitant shipping charges, on which eBay makes nothing. Between
these two violations of eBay policy, the auctions are likely to be ended
and the selling warned not to do it again.
(My wife is a high-level eBay seller and knows about this sort of thing...)
On 09/23/10 10:37, Kevin Cozens wrote:
> 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.
> People like this pop up on the net and/or ebay now and then. What bothers
> me more about people like this is when they try and rebrand a program, or
> try and hide the original name/source of the program (sometimes to almost
> claim it as their own creation). Not much you can do about them other than
> try and get them on violation of the GPL.
> The image on the listings says they can provide a copy of the "GNU GLP
> License" on request. They couldn't get the name of the license correct in
> their listings. The license should be included as part of the installation
> of the software. If they think the license is what must be made available
> on request, they may not realize its the source code they must make
> available. Ask them if the source code is included or if they provide a
> pointer to it for the package being sold (along with all the other dozen or
> so packagse included on the CD).
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