[ILUG] SuSE redistribution
rick at linuxmafia.com
Mon Apr 25 15:56:17 IST 2005
Quoting Niall O Broin (niall at linux.ie):
> >... the fact that I have no reason to believe Novell is doing that.
> Gosh, one certainly wouldn't have thought that from the flood of mail
> from you on the topic recently.
I hadn't imagined it necessary to point out the difference, but -- the
question isn't whether Novell violate their business partners'
copyrights by selling SUSE boxed sets (presumably persuant to
contracts), but rather whether Novell customers violate some of those
copyrights if they then redistribute the software.
One reason I care about the question: Open source wasn't built by
ripping off proprietary software companies. I see no reason why we
should start now. Besides, it's just an interesting factual question.
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