FREEBSD in Emirates
Greg 'groggy' Lehey
grog at FreeBSD.org
Thu Aug 14 01:49:50 PDT 2003
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On Thursday, 7 August 2003 at 8:17:24 +0400, Khaled_Salem wrote:
> hello, my name is khaled salem and I want to distribute FREEBSD in
> United Arab Emirates, so, I need information who I get the legal
> rights to copy and distribute it legally in Emirates.
You have permission to do so. Specifically, the license reads:
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