iso license

Randal L. Schwartz merlyn at
Mon Feb 15 22:54:51 UTC 2010

>>>>> "tristan" == tristan  <tristan.nav at> writes:

tristan> the 8.0-RELEASE-i386-dvd1.iso.gz is under some compilation
tristan> copyright. what does this mean, and can i freely edit the iso, rename
tristan> it, and sell it?

You're asking *us* instead of a lawyer? :)

But what did you not understand about the previous answer you just got?

Most of FreeBSD is under a BSD license, which means "do nearly anything you
want with it".  Some *parts* of a standard FreeBSD distro are under more
restrictive licenses, and you need to either comply with those licenses, or
remove those parts from your derivative distribution.

Now, if that's opaque to you, hire a lawyer.  Now.

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