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Re: [SLE] Are theese legal?
  • From: "Jerome R. Westrick" <jerry@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 31 May 2004 16:08:19 +0200
  • Message-id: <1086012498.3973.2.camel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Mon, 2004-05-31 at 08:30, Mark A. Taff wrote:
> Most of the programs that constitute SuSE Linux are under the GPL and/or
> equivalent licenses. As is SuSE Linux as a whole under the GPL. Further,
> Yast2 was released under the GPL on 3/22/04.
>
> There is nothing wrong with distributing iso images of SuSE. It is well
> within our rights under the GPL.
>
> Linuxiso.org does not distribute them because:
> 1) SuSE does not officially make them available, and
> 2) They choose to respect SuSE's wishes to not have iso's distributed.
>
> SuSE used to use the non-free Yast license to effectively prohibit
> distributing SuSE Linux "as a whole" (you could always distribute the gpl'd
> parts). With Yast now gpl'd, they can no longer do that. So now they are
> holding off on releasing the ftp version for month or so to encourage people
> to buy the cd.
>
> So, when you are contemplating making/distributing copies of SuSE Linux, ask
> yourself, "Am I OK with this, or would I feel better if I bought a boxed
> set"? Let your principles guide you, as both are legal.
>

You mis-understand me....
I've bought a full profesional, of every release since 6.4.
I've had my clients buy a full profesional for each server I
install....

Jerry

> Personally, I buy 1 copy of every other version, then and make/distribute
> copies as required.
>
> Regards,
>
> Mark
>
> On Sunday 30 May 2004 05:48 pm, Jerome R. Westrick wrote:
> > Please take a look at this amazon.com offering...
> > they are selling home burned CD's of SUSE 9.1 Pro...
> >
> > Does SuSE know of this?
> >
> > http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/stores/offering/list/-/B0001MBCP4/all/
> >qid=1085963324/sr=8-1/ref=pd_ka_1a/002-7232922-8864024
> >
> > Jerry


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