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This "rule"

  • You may not distribute any software within the developer section of community downloads, in part or whole, to other persons unless they are a administrator, moderator, or developer.

MASSIVELY violates the GPL under which Linux and many applications are distributed.

Paragraph 4 explicitly states:

4. You may not copy, modify, sublicense, or distribute the Program except as expressly provided under this License. Any attempt otherwise to copy, modify, sublicense or distribute the Program is void, and will automatically terminate your rights under this License. However, parties who have received copies, or rights, from you under this License will not have their licenses terminated so long as such parties remain in full compliance.

You are trying to distribute software under terms different from the GPL license. So according to the above paragraph you are no longer licensed and no longer have any rights to use or distribute the software at all!


6. Each time you redistribute the Program (or any work based on the Program), the recipient automatically receives a license from the original licensor to copy, distribute or modify the Program subject to these terms and conditions. You may not impose any further restrictions on the recipients' exercise of the rights granted herein. You are not responsible for enforcing compliance by third parties to this License.

You are trying to impose further restrictions (removing the right to redistribute the software) from recipients. You are massively violating the GPL!