From: Audacity Help <audacityhelp@au...> - 2005-05-29 19:43:05
> I saw an ebay seller featuring in his or her auction some free software that
> looks an awful lot like Audacicity, but the window title is different.
Audacity is free, open source software (no charge) developed and supported by volunteers. The terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL) allow it to be sold under certain conditions. You can always download Audacity for free from our web site:
Audacity has been "bundled" by several hardware and software vendors. Some provide additional support or features along with the software, while others do not.
We are aware of people selling Audacity under various names on eBay. This is generally allowed by Audacity's license, but may be in breach of ebay's terms and conditions. However, we believe that changing the name is deceptive and prevents customers from making informed purchases. If you are dissatisfied because you did not know you were buying free software, you should ask the vendor for a refund or file a complaint.
Here is a FAQ about the GNU General Public License (GPL):
See this page for more info about Audacity on eBay:
I just noticed the window with someone elses name on it on a random search of
ebay and thought y'all might want to no about it. Thanks for the repsonse and
for a great piece of software.
Mike Johnson in San francisco