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Old 30-05-2010, 07:15   #1
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Unhappy OpenCPN Available on eBay ?

Did you know this software is available on ebay.
THIS IS NOT AN AD FOR THE SALE.
Just thought the authors would like to know. I found it on ebay UK.

"MAKE YOUR LAPTOP RUN AS MARINE GPS VECTOR CHART PLOTTER"
Item number #300424536750 among others.

Sold by 6021marie. 34 sold to date.

The sale is for a CD copy but the software is not named anywhere on the page......

Bit cheeky I thought.
Check out the sale and see if it conforms to the license requirements

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Old 30-05-2010, 08:34   #2
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You gota love the disclaimer at the bottom of the ad --

TO BE TOTALLY CLEAR
YOU ARE BUYING A CD AND NOT ITS CONTENT
no charts are included in the price of the CD




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Old 30-05-2010, 08:58   #3
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This is probably more or less in line with the GPL - one could send him an email requiring attribution or something. Poor sods paying up for that though!

Seaclear II has been sold on ebay in the US for ages, alongside with the free of charge NOAA charts :| That is/was actually against the Sping license however, so a complaint to ebay may work for him..
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Old 30-05-2010, 09:18   #4
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MaxSea and CM93 are being offered for sale on the Dutch eBay by a professional skipper. The world is full with loosers
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Old 30-05-2010, 11:26   #5
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Thats a shame. People are getting conned out of money all the time. You can find Firefox and Ubuntu on ebay too.

Perhaps we should add some text to the about dialog to help anyone who may have fallen for this.

OpenCPN
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Version 2.1.0 Build 529a

OpenCPN is a Free Software project, built by sailors and freely available to download and distribute without charge at Opencpn.org .

If you use OpenCPN, please consider contributing to the project or donating funds to the developers:

Opencpn.org -- Documentation
Opencpn Donation -- Donations

Thanks Dave... I started the donation ball rolling with $20
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Old 30-05-2010, 12:16   #6
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BTW, if you want to let Dave know that you appreciate the great job he has done, don't forget to login.

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Old 30-05-2010, 14:29   #7
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+1, didnt even know we were doing donations..
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Should be button on .org as well, its getting good visitor numbers. Sorry havent been able to do the i18 flags on there, my internet is really sh***y out here
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Hi guys....

I thank you all for the donations. I'm touched.

But more than that, I thank you all for your awesome contributions in ideas, code, inspiration, and determination. You are all responsible for what OpenCPN is today, and you (we) should be proud. I am.

Thanks again
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Good initiative, happy to make a donation.

WSill, why dont you make a seperate topic of this one? Will be more inviting to visit.

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Good initiative, happy to make a donation.


@Dave, Will
I also wrote a page with the link on the German Website (Spenden | OpenCPN.de).
One question: Is there a possibility to include the actual amount of donations (in total) on a/the website?

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