Linspire, formerly Lindows, is an easy-to-use desktop version of Linux, initially marketed as basically a Windows workalike.
So how is it that the creators of the program appear not to have a free version available? My understanding of the GNU Public License was that any piece of software incorporating GPL code had to be released under the GPL. Which means that Linux distributions are made available for free (though you get things like support and fancy boxes and manuals with the pay versions) and the source code is made available. But that doesn’t seem to be the case for Linspire - even a download of the product costs money, and there’s no sign of its source code being free on the website. I could understand if perhaps it was only peripherally based on GNU code - I can’t imagine that if I sold an operating system bundled with a GNU calculator program that I’d have to give it away free. But Linspire seems to me to be a Linux distro, same as any other - based fundamentally around GNU code. So how is it that their product doesn’t fall under the GPL?