[ILUG] SUSE Linux 9.3 Professional Edition licensing survey
michael.conry at gmail.com
Thu Apr 28 02:33:15 IST 2005
On 4/27/05, Niall Walsh <linux at esatclear.ie> wrote:
> >>-r--r--r-- 1 root root 5381580 Apr 26 14:55 RealPlayer-10.0.3-5.i586.rpm
> >>-r--r--r-- 1 root root 37699961 Apr 26 14:55 acroread-7.0.0-4.i586.rpm
> >>Disk 5 contained these:
> >>-r--r--r-- 1 root root 6562235 Apr 26 15:03 moneyplex-5.0-193.i586.rpm
> >>-r--r--r-- 1 root root 4825544 Apr 26 15:03 opera-7.54-19.i586.rpm
> So anyone with Suse 9.3 installed care to put us out of our misery?
> Extract these rpms and see what the licenses have to say!
> Presumably the option is still wide open to just remove these few rpms
> (rewriting the equivalent of Package files perhaps) to create a
> semi-redistributable Suse (semi as the non-transferable licence suggests
> it may be only redistributable to the original puchaser)?
Not necessarily redistributable at all. SuSE/Novell's compilation
copyrighted work isn't under a GPL or similar licence (as far as I
know). If you create a derivative version by, for example, deleting
these rpms, then even the limited permissions SuSE give for
redistribution of their disks will not necessarily apply to the
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