[ILUG] SuSE redistribution
conorlennon at eircom.net
Wed Apr 20 16:52:24 IST 2005
On Tue, 19 Apr 2005 14:56:18 +0100, Niall O Broin <niall at linux.ie> wrote:
> This has been debated here on and off over the years, with varying
> interpretations of varying SuSE statements. I just now started
> installing SuSE 9.3 on a box and the license clearly states that you may
> make and distribute, within and without your organisation, unlimited
> copies, as long as there is no consideration involved, and as long as
> it's not in conjunction with the supply of any hardware or other
The SuSE configuration tool, Yast, used to be released under a non-GPL
I believe that this was one of the reasons why the distribution wasn't
supposed to be copied.
However, I think that after Novell bought SuSE they released Yast under
As far as I know there are still some applications that are in the boxed
version that aren't in the version on their ftp site.
I think some of these are demos of commercial applications.
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