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Redistribution rights?

Redistribution rights?

Posted Feb 27, 2009 7:24 UTC (Fri) by tajyrink (subscriber, #2750)
Parent article: CrunchBang Linux 8.10

Could someone clarify, when again inclusion of Adobe Flash and Skype is touted, if these small distributions have actually redistribution rights of said software? AFAIK both programs do not have any kind of "redistribute at will" system (like proprietary Sun Java has, to an extent), meaning it's pretty much illegal / against the software licenses?

Of course, if it's somehow circumvented by downloading them on install or something like that, and even possible EULA shown, it's ok. But I feel quite a lot of these small distributions just install Google Earth & co. without giving any thought to whether it's allowed or not.

There is a reason why there is a difference between gratis and libre.

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