I know of at least one web site which sells an aMule download (offering aMule 2.2.1, which is scary) "premium service" from "a high-speed server" for a 6€ phone call. The GPL allows this and they sell a download service, so no problem.
I just don't want anyone to come here and demand support after having paid for downloading aMule. We offer free binaries for Windows and Mac OS X, but no guaranteed support. Also, there are generally user contributed packages for those free operating system which do not include the latest version of aMule by default.
lfroen, if you want to discuss economics related to Open Source or the distribution of binary packages along with aMule, please do so in the appropriate section, but do not use the news announcement section. Thank you.