andre at ba-z.co.jp
Mon Apr 18 05:05:00 CEST 2005
> After sending a number of registered letters and Faxes to Buffallo here
> in Germany and the UK I now received a letter back from them. For each
> and every individual version of the firmware of a product, they want
> their users to send a self-addressed cd shipping envelope plus EUR20 for
> shipping and processing.
I hope the next version of the GPL fixes this.
Buffallo must have the resources to provide the source for download at
nearly zero-cost. They sould not be allowed to crete "artificial
restrictions" for getting the source. "Processing fees" should be forbiden!
By the way, when the GPL allows them to substitute the sources for "an
offer", it saves them a lot of money. If they don't want to process the
"offers" for free then they sould opt for distributing along with sources!
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