[ILUG] SUSE 8 disks? (thread changed slightly)
plinehan at yahoo.com
Mon Aug 12 18:49:35 IST 2002
wintermute <cout at eircom.net> a ecrit:
> > I'm confused. I thought it was GPL'ed and
> > that the money you paid SuSE was for your
> > 60 day support or whatever?
> No, as of oh, about a year to a year and a half ago
> SuSE revoked it's free offering of it's retail
> Sometime about the start of the great slump, SuSE
> pulled free release of it's main x86 product.
Fine - nobody can oblige SuSE to do anything other
than put up the ftp version, but surely they
can't prevent a CD owner from burning a copy and
giving it to me?
What is the GPL all about then?
> I'm not sure on the details of it, but I think SuSE
> have probably done an OpenBSD of the cd they sell?
But *_surely_* they cannot BSD Linux? It's not
theirs to BSD!
> I could be wrong, I don't use SuSE so haven't
> investigated, but essentially the only 'free'
> version of SuSE will be it's tp offering.
Nobody can oblige them to give away anything
other than ftp - I'm not asking for that. I'm
asking for somebody who has Linux (GPL'ed) to
burn a copy for me and give it to me in exchange
for a reasonable consideration (say, the price of
the CDs and a bottle of Frascati or a couple of
What does the GPL mean now?
I don't want their 60 days of free email support
or anything similar (if I did, I would pay for
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