Contents of this item is distributed freely and globally under the terms of the GNU Public License?

Here for instance on ebay is a cscs exam revision program for sale at £4.99.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/CSCS-CONSTRUCTION-HEALTH-SAFETY-LATEST-EXAM-STUDY-CD-/260484850538?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&hash=item3ca61b636a

1. Now if it is available free is it legal for them to sell it?

2. Where do they get it from in the first place?

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One Response to “Contents of this item is distributed freely and globally under the terms of the GNU Public License?”

  1. Tim says:

    1. Here’s an extract from the GNU Public License v3.0 preamble:

    "When we speak of free software, we are referring to freedom, not price. Our General Public Licenses are designed to make sure that you have the freedom to distribute copies of free software (and charge for them if you wish)…"

    So yes, they do have the right to sell it.

    2. The book and CD-ROM are available from http://www.healthandsafetytest.co.uk/ for £15.08, so £4.99 is a pretty good saving.

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