No More Free Beer?
Posted Oct 24, 2003 21:02 UTC (Fri) by garloff
Parent article: No More Free Beer?
Apropos SuSE's YaST license: It is not true that the YaST license
prevents users from copying ISOs. From the YaST license, it's perfectly
legal to do that.
However, you may not sell the result for money or include it in
a product you sell for money without prior permission from SuSE.
The YaST license is not meant to prevent private copying; it is
designed to prevent other companies that do not invest effort into
improving Linux from taking the SuSE work and getting the profit.
This is against the spirit of FSF's GNU GPL, which allows whoever wants
to make a profit to do so. That's why the YaST license is often bashed
by the GPL fans.
However, I fail to understand why it's so often misunderstood.
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