On Sat, Jun 15, 2002 at 11:45:16AM -0700, Rick Moen wrote:
> 1. Purchasers of the boxed sets may NOT further redistribute the CD
> contents, as explained very clearly in
>ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/README.iso-images.english , because of SuSE Linux
> AG rights to some components, and third-party rights to others (e.g.,
> Star Office 5.2, VMware, Opera 6.0, Moneydance, Kylix Open Edition, and
> IBM Java2).
Actually, nowhere in that document does SuSE forbid redistribution of the CD
content, curiously. They say what they provide, and what they don't provide,
but they don't forbid anything. They don't permit anything either and so due
to normal copyright restrictions, copying the CDs is forbidden, for money,
cream buns, as a favour or whatever (just as it's forbidden for you to copy
a music CD to give to a friend, or a video tape, or a DVD, or a book for
However, in ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/README.mirror-policy SuSE clearly says:
- SuSE Linux (YaST in particular) may not be reproduced on
CDs or other media FOR VALUE. Reproduction for personal
or educational use is explicitly allowed and encouraged.
They are talking here about the FTP version which they make available, and
mirrors thereof. This version has the proprietary components removed.
I don't imagine cream buns count as value, but you clearly CANNOT sell CDs
of the SuSE Linux FTP version.
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