[ILUG] SuSE redistribution
rory.browne at gmail.com
Wed Apr 20 21:49:34 IST 2005
IANA[LSB](Lawyer, Soclicitor, or Barrister), but suse specificly asks
you to accept a licence anytime you install a package that isn't free
software(or open source). You got the cd/dvd from SuSE, and provided
you don't agree to a license with these other companies, and don't use
their software, than I can't reasonably see why you should be subject
to their license.
Basicly I think if Novell tell you, that you can redistribute what is
on their dvd, then it's reasonable to assume that you can do so. From
what I hear that is the view that the Irish courts take as well.
You're probably safe enough provided you don't install the sw on more
than one machine.
On 4/20/05, Rick Moen <rick at linuxmafia.com> wrote:
> Quoting Niall O Broin (niall at linux.ie):
> > That may well be the case, but they must have now made appropriate
> > arrangements with the vendors as the license agreement when you install
> > SuSE 9.3 from purchased media says, and I quote:
> Yes, well, _do_ they have such "arrangements"?
> If you claim that they do, please cite the licence statements shown
> and/or included in the applicable READMEs when you install the following
> packages in SUSE Linux 9.3 Professional Edition:
> Opera Web Browser
> Adobe Acrobat Reader
> ...or confirm for me that all of those packages are now gone from
> Professional Edition. Thanks.
> I don't know why people keep implicitly assuming that Novell / SUSE has
> the legal right to issue licensing statements on behalf of the owners of
> constituent packages, when that assumption has repeatedly proved false
> for prior releases, upon examination.
> Irish Linux Users' Group
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