Posted by: Anonymous Coward
on April 12, 2002 10:48 AM
Fine by you but not fine by the terms of the license. This is not about business skills. It's never been about business skills. The FSF has no mandate nor motivation to even have business skills.
Need I remind you that the FSF is a non-profit organization. They are not a business and that is a good thing because if they were - it would be a conflict of interests.
When you distribute GPL'ed binaries to somebody, you have to give them the code if they request it. It's in the GNU GPL. It's black and white. It's the backbone of Free Software and Open Source Software alike. No amount of whining about how people want to make proprietary businesses out of Free code but can't will change a damned thing.
Want a proprietary product? Write it yourself. You'll find no shelter in this community.