distrubuting distro

Erik Trulsson ertr1013 at student.uu.se
Wed Feb 2 04:34:31 PST 2005

On Wed, Feb 02, 2005 at 06:29:08AM -0600, Nikolas Britton wrote:
> 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
> >allowed ?
> >
> > 
> >
> 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 
> http://www.freebsd.org/copyright/license.html):

But remember that several parts of FreeBSD are covered by the GNU
GPL which has somewhat more restrictions (mainly in that (slightly
simplified) you need to include the sourcecode for anything you

In either case it is certainly allowed to sell FreeBSD and charge
whatever you want.  You just can't prevent anybody making further
copies once they have recieved one.

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Erik Trulsson
ertr1013 at student.uu.se

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