From: Niall O Broin (niall at domain linux.ie)
Date: Fri 14 Jun 2002 - 11:19:44 IST
On Fri, Jun 14, 2002 at 10:00:45AM +0100, Enda wrote:
> SuSE is yours to do with what you wish, and that includes duplication
> of the CD's, or duplication of a duplicated suse cd set.
The above is incorrect. How hard is reading ? From the SuSE COPYRIGHT.yast
It is forbidden to reproduce or distribute data carriers which have
been reproduced without authorisation for payment without the prior
written consent of SuSE GmbH or SuSE Linux. Distribution of the
YaST programme, its sources, whether amended or unamended in full or
in part thereof, and the works derived thereof for a charge require
the prior written consent of SuSE GmbH.
All programmes derived from YaST, and all works derived thereof as a
whole or parts thereof may only be disseminated with the amended
sources and this licence in accordance with 2b). Making YaST or
works derived thereof available free of charge together with SuSE
Linux on FTP Servers and mailboxes is permitted if the licences on
the software are observed.
So you may NOT copy SuSE CDs FOR PAYMENT which means that SuSE is NOT "yours
to do with what you wish". You can put YaST and the free programs from the
SuSE distribution on FTP servers but it's unclear to me whether puttings
ISOs of the CDs on a server would be permitted under the above license.
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