I'm not going to bother quoting what you've said, referencing what is
relevent, because it involves way too much weeding.
I'm not saying that you have the right to redistribute the four famous
packages. I'm sure it would be a violation of copyright law to
redistribute them outside of the compilation, that you received from
When I redistribute the dvd, It's the compilation that I'm
redistributing. Novell have a licence to include such software on
their compilation. Novell give their customers the right redistribute
Your arguments about the four packages are subjective. You ask what
gives you the right to redistribute those four packages. I say it is
not those four packages in particular that you are redistributing, but
rather an entire compilation for which you have permission from the
copyright holder to redistribute. The fact that there are a few stray
packages from others in there which you _do_not_install_or_use_ unless
you form an agreement with the copyright holder to do so, is for the
want of a better word, irrelevent.
Don't start an argument about what SCO's case against IBM was about.
SCO used every excuse they could think of to try to extort IBM and the
linux community. Their case was about something different every half
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