selling freebsd cd for profit

Chad Perrin perrin at
Sun Feb 28 23:02:51 UTC 2010

On Sun, Feb 28, 2010 at 11:59:56AM +0000, Matthew Seaman wrote:
> On 28/02/2010 11:43:42, Erik Trulsson wrote:
> > The difference is that when you just give a link to a well-known site
> > you have no guarantees that they will keep the source for that
> > particular version of the software in question for as long as needed.
> Uh -- so what?  Until the download site disappears, there's no problem.
>  If it does disappear, then /obviously/ you have to make alternative
> arrangements.  But that is a bridge that doesn't need to be crossed
> until you've reached it.

Actually, a couple of Linux distribution projects have been threatened
with lawsuits for referring to upstream sources, even while the sources
were still there, because those projects were identified by the people
making such threats as commercial enterprises.  Probably the highest
profile instance was MEPIS.

Chad Perrin [ original content licensed OWL: ]
-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: not available
Type: application/pgp-signature
Size: 196 bytes
Desc: not available
Url :

More information about the freebsd-questions mailing list