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June 11th, 2011, 09:12 AM
If I sell a py file to people, under the terms of the GPL, do I have to give the script away for free when people ask for it?

June 11th, 2011, 09:23 AM
As I understand it, no. The GPL only requires the source to be distributed to the people you distribute the binary to.

Source: A Stallman interview I listened to a while back, on the Linux Link Tech Show I think.

June 11th, 2011, 11:48 AM
For GPL code, you can charge as much money as you want. You can event take Ubuntu and start selling CDs with it. You can sell Android if you want.

Check the 4 software freedoms, those are the only things that you have to respect under the GPL. Providing the source-code is only one of the freedom (and with a Python script, you automatically give that one).