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Re: OT: ISO images for Suse

To: Martin Stricker <shugal@xxxxxx>
Subject: Re: OT: ISO images for Suse
From: Stephen Lord <lord@xxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 23 Apr 2002 15:40:05 -0500
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Martin Stricker wrote:

Jason Joines wrote:

My information came from SuSE, not from reading the license. They said it was fine to redistribute ISOs of their distribution as
long as you didn't charge for it.  If you did, you had to pay them a
licensing fee.


That's legally correct. S.u.S.E. uses *lots* of proprietary software on
their distribution, amongst them their installer/configuration tools. If
you use S.u.SW.E. Linux you'll find out many things are not where there
are supposed to be...

Red Hat release all their tools under the GPL. Guess which distribution
I prefer...

Best regards,
Martin Stricker

Lets limit the discussion to filesystems, not distribution bashing please.

Steve




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