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    Posted: 17 July 2005 at 7:32pm
StationRipper doesn't respect the GPL license.

Do you know the laws about that?

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The GPL portions of StationRipper are available over on SourceForge (http://sourceforge.net/projects/stationripper/). 

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GPL YOU JUST GOT OWNED :)

good job gratajik :)    
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Hello Greg,
Great job, StationRipper is very good!

I understand you are selling the 2.x versions? This may rise GPL issues indeed, unless you rewrote version 2 from scratch. The GPL states (section 2.b) that any work derived from or containing GPL code, must be made GPL too.

Supposing v2 contains code from v1, its whole source code should then be available for free. You can still charge a fee for the binary distribution or maintenance, though.

That's what distributing version 1 under the GPL meant: nobody, not even yourself (!), can use it or part of it except in likewise GPL software.

I know something about it, I too own a sourceforge project, and I had to rewrite it all to make a shareware variant. (Hundreds of hours of hard work, but worth it: the shareware code is cleaner, faster and more stable )

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Errr, I didn't mention that I made the shareware version for someone else, that is, I'm not the owner of the shareware version. Otherwise I wouldn't have rewritten anything The GPL does let the owner of some GPL code use it in commercial products
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