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Illegal to burn Linux OS to CDs?


Jagst3r15
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Check out these links I found:

http://georgia.ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1424237

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=158892

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/linux-general-1/is-it-legal-to-sell-linux-distributions-19529/

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/linux-distributions-5/how-can-people-sell-homemade-copies-of-linux-over-ebay-69482/

To answer your question personally, I am not sure. I would think a lot of research should be done before hand. Hopefully someone else will have some more insight too :P

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I didn't think that you were looking to get rich quick :)

I figured that you just wanted to help people. :P It is completely understandable though to want to recoup shipping & cd costs... charging a buck or two for that (if you wanted) in my opinion doesn't seem unreasonable.

You are most welcome! I wish I knew the answers, but with burning and distributing media, source code, os's, etc... things can be so complicated, and you always need to make sure you're doing things legally (well I'd like to think that people would, not everyone does:( )

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It's legal. You should read up on the GPL License. :)

Your use of any software obtained from this site is subject to the terms of any license agreement provided with the software. Some of these agreements incorporate the terms of the GPL or other open source licences. Please read these agreements before installing and using the software; by installing and using the software, you will have accepted the terms of the agreements.

http://www.ubuntu.com/legal

For example, if you distribute copies of such a program, whether

gratis or for a fee, you must pass on to the recipients the same

freedoms that you received. You must make sure that they, too, receive

or can get the source code. And you must show them these terms so they

know their rights.

http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl.txt

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