This has got to be one of the funniest things I've run across in a while. From Slashdot:
The idea that Free Software can be sold has some government officials perplexed. Times Online has the story. A UK Trading Standards officer contacted the Mozilla Foundation to report catching a business selling copies of Firefox. The organization confiscated the CDs with the intent to prosecute said business. When informed that such distribution was authorized, the officer first expressed disbelief that Free Software could be sold then said 'If Mozilla permits the sale of copied versions of its software, it makes it virtually impossible for us, from a practical point of view, to enforce UK anti-piracy legislation'.
I practically fell out of my chair laughing over this one. No, really. It's OK to copy the software!
Sometimes those of us who have spent more than a decade in Free and Open Source Software forget that big parts of the world still don't get the model. When I first tried to sell Open Source Software in early 2000, the response was very negative. Customers told me point blank that they didn't understand Open Source, and couldn't buy it. However, if I took the same software and sold it to them under a traditional commercial software license they had no trouble buying it.
Although today a lot of the world understands how to buy Open Source (see the customers of Red Hat, MySQL, JBoss, SugarCRM, Pentaho, etc. for example), a big part of the world still doesn't get it. That's good news - it means the market is still young and there's still a lot of opportunity.