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FreeDink being sold on eBay?

January 7th, 02:30 PM
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pillbug
Peasant Male United States xbox steam
Love! True love! 
Found a listing on eBay from a company called mtsoftwaresolutions that appears to be FreeDink on a CD...I could not find RTSoft or Beuc credited anywhere on the page. The company seems to mostly be selling existing software (Paint, accounting services, etc) but on a CD. They also offer to send you the software digitally while you wait for the CD to arrive, so basically they're selling FreeDink. Seems like the kind of thing someone would want to be aware of?

eBay Listing
January 7th, 02:47 PM
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Skurn
Peasant Male Equatorial Guinea xbox steam duck bloop
can't flim flam the glim glam 
wow talk about illegal.
January 7th, 03:30 PM
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LeprocHaun
Peasant Male Japan xbox steam bloop
Responsible for making things not look like ass 
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Nice
January 7th, 07:40 PM
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Beuc
Peasant Male France
 
LOL, thanks for sharing
They ripped my screenshots page too.

Technically you can sell FreeDink for any price, as long as you comply with the GNU GPL license, which mainly means shipping the source code along with the game.
Attribution is required but that's also something you ship with the game, not necessary on promotional pages.
We'd need a copy of the CD to see if they do comply, but I'm not gonna bother.

I'm more annoyed by the poor quality of the presentation.
Well, hopefully we'll reach out more future Dinkers thanks to their *cough* hard promotional work *cough*
January 7th, 08:21 PM
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Skurn
Peasant Male Equatorial Guinea xbox steam duck bloop
can't flim flam the glim glam 
wow talk about should be illegal
January 8th, 01:51 AM
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Bluedy
Peasant Male Romania steam bloop
I like Frutti Fresh 
Apparently its a trusted seller.
January 8th, 02:18 AM
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Skurn
Peasant Male Equatorial Guinea xbox steam duck bloop
can't flim flam the glim glam 
their items look crap

someone should buy one and claim buyer's protection to not only see if they did what beuc said, but also to not reward them for selling things they didnt make
January 8th, 10:16 PM
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liquid141
Peasant steam
Sons of liberty 
Why bother ? at least someone will get to play dink one way or the other, they can discover the horror that it was free later
January 9th, 06:18 AM
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toof
Peasant Male
I disagree. 
Technically you can sell FreeDink for any price, as long as you comply with the GNU GPL license, which mainly means shipping the source code along with the game.

Are you telling me that I can download that stuff from here, post it on my website, and offer it for 1.000.000$ ?

I think I've discovered my profession.
January 9th, 10:12 AM
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SlipDink
Peasant Male United States bloop
2nd generation. No easy way to be free. 
@toof:
Are you telling me that I can download that stuff from here, post it on my website, and offer it for 1.000.000$ ?

I think I've discovered my profession.

You may have discovered your profession, but I doubt that you have discovered a market for your skills that will support your desired income level!
January 9th, 11:42 PM
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MsDink
Peasant Female New Zealand
Tag - Umm.. tag, you're it? 
go rate them one star that is how to hurt them = bloody thieves
they even put their name on the screenshots and copyrighted them LOL
#ebay needs to be more careful about this sort of seller
January 10th, 05:35 AM
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Beuc
Peasant Male France
 
@toof you can read gnu.org/philosophy/selling.html for a full explanation
But as SlipDink pointed out you'd have to compete with this very website (and others) that offers it for free
January 10th, 11:45 AM
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toof
Peasant Male
I disagree. 
@Beuc

That was an interesting read. It would be a fun experiment to open up a website, and try selling the game. I might just do that
Not to mention that I can even offer each dmod for 0.99$, or the the 5 dmod package for only 3.99$. Additional content with reviews (COTPAD)? Only 4.99$.

I could also lie that the money is outsourced to some humanitarian something...
January 10th, 01:37 PM
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spinnerweb
Peasant Male Pakistan
Da da. 
Tbh if someone is buying Dink without looking it up and realizing it's free as heck, they've got a scam coming to them.
January 10th, 03:58 PM
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metatarasal
Bard Male Netherlands
I object 
DMODs aren't necessarily released under GNU though. The author of the DMOD could technically still sue you if the DMOD wasn't licensed to you like that.
January 10th, 06:00 PM
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toof
Peasant Male
I disagree. 
@metatarasal

Assuming anyone would actually bother, good luck with the law establishments of my country. I'm starting with meta-mod package. 4 good dmods + free of charge tutorial on how to make your own adventures, if you order now.
January 14th, 02:34 PM
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pillbug
Peasant Male United States xbox steam
Love! True love! 
I'm more annoyed by the poor quality of the presentation.

Right? If it's not technically illegal then fair enough I suppose, but they could have at least spent ten more minutes designing the product page. Would have brought the total design time up to 11 minutes
January 16th, 01:56 AM
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Skurn
Peasant Male Equatorial Guinea xbox steam duck bloop
can't flim flam the glim glam 
hold up.

you said that freedink can be sold if the proper credits are given or whatever. so, that should mean freedink can be tossed on steam or even gog with no issue? someone's gotta get on that. screw waiting for seth
January 16th, 05:23 AM
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toof
Peasant Male
I disagree. 
Joking aside, asking GOG or steam to put it up for free is a good idea.