Discussion in 'Operating Systems' started by Dave, Mar 20, 2004.
isn't pro the pay version?
Guess not, it's being distributed under a GNU license:
GNU GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE
Version 2, June 1991
Copyright (C) 1989, 1991 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
59 Temple Place, Suite 330, Boston, MA 02111-1307 USA
Everyone is permitted to copy and distribute verbatim copies
of this license document, but changing it is not allowed.
ANd then this is what their website says:
SUSE offers the possibility to install SUSE LINUX free of charge directly from the FTP server. The function scope of FTP versions is virtually the same as that of the "normal" version. Merely a few program packages have been excluded due to license reasons. The installation support is not included either.
suse does say you can distibute the cds. they'd prefer that you buy it cause they want to amke money, but giving copies of teh cd away is actually encouraged in the front of the manual.
the reason you don't see people doing it is that teh install requires all the discs and thats 5 cds or 2 dvds which is too huge for anyone to host and the ftp install works fine for demos.
just making sure it's ok to post openly.
just a question, I have to ask -- have you confirmed these yet?