Home Forums Creative Content Look away Mal, some lad is trying to charge for Blender!

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    • #7303
      Anonymous
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      See this thread:

      http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?f=59&t=773359

      And the site in question:
      http://www.3dmagix.com/

      Seems its not strictly illegal either once the GPL is complied with

    • #44210
      Anonymous
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      Yeah it’s perfectly legal to resell under the GPL. The catch is however that they MUST provide the source code, either on their website, in the distribution or through a written offer. Doesn’t matter if they so much as changed just one line in it- they have to provide it.

      Site seems to be down though at the minute: ‘403 forbidden’ i’m getting. I wonder are they in trouble over this? :)

    • #44211
      Anonymous
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      Not so much trouble but some form of busted anyway. This post explains what happened.

    • #44215
      Anonymous
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      While that side did look a bit of a scam, it was legal ( I think someone mentioned somewhere that he did have a link hidden somewhere that mentioned that the source could would be available if contacted – which is all you have to do to be LGPL compliant in this case )

      At some stage I think you’ll see more competing products like this using the same source code ( eg Blender customised for beginners, or for a certain software package, that people may charge for – similar to Linux Distros ).

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