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Wed Feb 2 04:29:09 PST 2005
faisal gillani wrote:
>Is it allowed to distribute Freebsd on any other
>distro & charging only media cost related to it ?
>GNU based application are very hard to find here in my
>country & ordering from Internet is very expensive,
>for a normal user , so i was thinking can i copy my
>distro Cd's & sell @ media cost in my country ? is it
You can do ANYTHING you want with FreeBSD (The BSD license effectively
says the same thing as the MIT license, you can see the BSD license
here: http://www.opensource.org/licenses/bsd-license.php and here
The MIT License
Copyright (c) <year> <copyright holders>
Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a
copy of this software and associated documentation files (the
"Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including
without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish,
distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to
permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to
the following conditions:
The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included
in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.
THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS
OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF
MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT.
IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY
CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT,
TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE
SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.
As far as the GPL umm you can do anything you want with the code and
even sell it. If you give it to customers in binary form you also have
to give them the modified source code, if they ask for it. If you want
to make copy's (on CD, etc.) of GPL software and distribute them for
money this is also ok. You are aloud to charge for the time and cost of
you providing this service, documentation, packaging the product etc.
theres also the LGPL. umm I recommend reading up about the GPL/LGPL as
I'm sure I have not given you the full story about the details and
gottas of the licenses.
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