ubuntu licence

elmo elmo at ne.rr.com
Tue Nov 25 15:39:37 UTC 2008

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Gilles Gravier" <gilles at gravier.org>
To: "Ubuntu user technical support,not for general discussions" 
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Sent: Monday, November 24, 2008 9:04 AM
Subject: Re: ubuntu licence

> Hi!
> Oguz Yarimtepe wrote:
>> On Fri, 2008-11-21 at 14:37 -0600, Jason Crain wrote:
>>> You may want to read about Ubuntu's trademark policy at
>>> http://www.ubuntu.com/aboutus/trademarkpolicy
>> I got an answer form Ubuntu itself about this issue and they said it is
>> not allowed to sell a product with Ubuntu installed because of trademark
>> policy. For an end customer there is no restriction about downloading
>> and installing Ubuntu. so they suggest an OEM package to sell the
>> product with Ubuntu :).
>> It seems i should find an Ubuntu derivative or any other distro that
>> won't have trademark restrictions. Any suggestions?
> What's the problem? Why don't you go OEM? It's rather convenient. You
> want some kind of OEM agreement if you are going to resell hardware with
> software if only so that you have a proper support back-end. And, if I
> remember your initial post, you already have some kind of OEM agreement
> with Canonical for another line of products, no?
> Ubuntu is also probably the most user friendly Linux out there, and the
> one with the best visibility. So chosing it is probably the best bet if
> you want to make your machines attractive.
> Gilles.
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