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    Licensing Issues ......

    I was thinking of making some knoppix disks and leaving them/giving them away at the computer labs
    at the Community College is this a against any licensing rules for knoppix ??

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    No not at all, it's part of what knoppix is all about.

    rock

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    further question about licensing

    Hi,
    i'm new in this forum.

    My company would like to do some welfare job and beside of that to promote the use of open source in Malaysia. So, we would like to make a copy and distribute to other people who interested to use. Then, my question :
    1. For the licensing , do we need to put the disclaimer like at
    http://www.knopper.net/knoppix/index-en.html on the CD?
    2. Do we need to sign any permisson or get permission form from u ?

    Thanks for ur help .

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    Re: further question about licensing

    Quote Originally Posted by sunshine
    Hi,
    i'm new in this forum.

    My company would like to do some welfare job and beside of that to promote the use of open source in Malaysia. So, we would like to make a copy and distribute to other people who interested to use. Then, my question :
    1. For the licensing , do we need to put the disclaimer like at
    http://www.knopper.net/knoppix/index-en.html on the CD?
    2. Do we need to sign any permisson or get permission form from u ?

    Thanks for ur help .
    The licencing issues are not THAT clear cut.

    First, for the whole Knoppix is licenced under the GNU GPL, ( http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/gpl.html ) so you must follow that licence.

    However, there are also programs on the CD, which do not come under the GPL ( such as blender ) and have different licencing terms.

    If you do not plan to sell knoppix commerically you should be alright as most of the other licences allow that.

    When remastering, you may install "vrms" which will list non-free software. Read the licences for those software and decide case-by case if you can distribute them.

    this is not legal advice.

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    Thanks for your explaination.

    I shall check & understand the ( http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/gpl.html ) properly.

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