[sword-devel] buying xiphos? (Re: YOAH!!!!)

Gregory Hellings greg.hellings at gmail.com
Tue Jun 8 17:08:47 MST 2010

On Jun 8, 2010, at 7:02 PM, Dmitrijs Ledkovs  
<dmitrij.ledkov at ubuntu.com> wrote:

> On 8 June 2010 23:33, Ari Constancio <ari.constancio at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Tue, Jun 8, 2010 at 9:29 PM, Dmitrijs Ledkovs
>> <dmitrij.ledkov at ubuntu.com> wrote:
>>> On 8 June 2010 20:59, Karl Kleinpaste <karl at kleinpaste.org> wrote:
>>>> [ not Cc'ing sword-support, from whence this came -- sword-devel  
>>>> only. ]
>>>> Ron81644tanz at aol.com writes:
>>>>>   Last month (May).  I sent a money order to purchase the Xiphos  
>>>>> program.
>>>>> I am using windows XP.  This is the 3rd E-Mail to you.  I love  
>>>>> the program,
>>>>> but cannot istall any modules manually.  PLEASE REPLY
>>>>>                  Ron Tanzola
>>>> Where would he get the idea that Xiphos must be purchased, and  
>>>> who would
>>>> have redeemed such a purchase?
>>> Xiphos is free and open source software, available for free. Please
>>> see http://www.fsf.org/ and http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/free-sw.html
>>> If you have send money to buy xiphos it was most likely a scam. We
>>> provide xiphos source code and binaries for Windows & Linux for  
>>> free.
>>> Please provide as much details as you can so that we can initiate
>>> immediate request for take-down for violating our license terms  
>>> (GPL)
>>> and FSF can support us with this via license violation.
>> I could be wrong, but selling Xiphos doesn't count as a GPL  
>> violation.
>> Ari Constancio
> No it's not, as long as source code is provided by the seller as well.
> I am assuming the "seller" didn't do it =)

Or an offer of where the source for it may be acquired from and a  
prominent notice and offer of such and...

Suffice it to say there are several ways to fulfill the requirements  
and we won't know of they were fulfilled until we find where it was  

I presume someone has actually answered the user's question amidst all  
this consternation?


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