mdke at ubuntu.com
Thu Nov 27 20:50:51 GMT 2008
On Thu, Nov 27, 2008 at 6:56 PM, Matthew East <mdke at ubuntu.com> wrote:
> I think there is a general misunderstanding about the nature of the
> legal relationships that Ubuntu's use entails. For example, on
> http://www.ubuntu.com/legal it states that the use of Ubuntu is
> governed by the licence agreements. That's not true either - those
> licences exist to facilitate *redistribution* of the software (as
> opposed to use), and to define the conditions for that.
I got thinking about this distinction a bit further, looked into some
basic software law and read the GPL properly. What I said in the
paragraph above isn't right - our licences do in fact grant permission
to use software, as well as to redistribute it. Doh.
to impose for using Ubuntu is still an interesting one, and I still
think the MOTD is not the best place.
gnupg pub 1024D/0E6B06FF
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