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The license for paint.net allows users to redistribute the software, but not to sell it. However, if it is distributed via physical media(CD, floppy, etc), does charging money(to cover the manufacturing costs) violate the license?

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Hmm, that is a good question that I think Rick needs to address in a revision to the license. From the way I am reading it, as long as you inform the user you are selling it to that they are paying for the manufacturing cost of the CD and the labour put into it by you for providing it through that form of distributable format and you let them know that Paint.NET is free through www.GetPaint.NET there should not be a problem. However, I may be incorrect and it might be better to try and seek an official word from Rick Brewster.

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So, wait. Let me get this straight. You're going to charge someone for a CD and for labor. That's...wait, let me do the math here...one disc ($0.50), plus about 2 minutes of time (at U.S. federal minimum wage [which, let's face it, is all you should be paid for pressing "go!" on a CD burner], $0.25). Grand total? $0.75. I don't know whether Rick intends the license to allow it or not, but why the heck are you annoying your buyer by charging them for something that cost you less than a pack of gum?

(That said, Rick did let a magazine bundle a copy of Paint.NET with their paid magazine. But I don't know how similar the situations are.)

 

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You think I have the resources to do this?
Yes, because to compliment Rick's immense ability to code, he is also psychic. If he knew the answer already, he would not have asked. :)

Speaking of asking, you have an insatiable curiosity for Paint.NET; from its roadmap, to its features, to its licence terms. This, in turn, piques my curiosity in you...

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Seriously guys, the title for this forum is "general discussion and questions". Therefore, you're supposed to post general discussion and questions.

And you guys say no off topic threads.

Any questions?

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I'm not answering a legal-related question just because you're "curious". What you're asking requires me to make a decision and set a policy on something that has real consequences.

Please stop asking questions whose answers would either be completely speculative (icon for 4.0? seriously?!), or that you don't actually need an answer to (like this one).

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