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Link to this post 17 Feb 13

hi GNU/LINUX User's
I do not know anything except the number of English words
Until I read open source license
But I want to know about the rules of open source
So please give a logical answer
1 - If the manufacturer or Dvlpr OSS have sanctioned the country.
It is still able to use these tools?
2 - If the Kubuntu operating system such as that produced by many small software
Only a non-commercial software license
is A company can not use it in production software?
sorry For bad English.

Link to this post 17 Feb 13

I am NOT a lawyer, therefore what I say has no bearing in any legal court. However, according to MY interpretation of the GNU public license:

1) Any GNU software is able to be tinkered with by any tool at all, under its own license. "Preamble...'We protect your rights with two steps: (1) copyright the software, and (2) offer you this license which gives you legal permission to copy, distribute and/or modify the software."

2) Just because Kubuntu is a non commercial software, doesn't mean that you can't use it for a commercial purpose. the GNU license CLEARLY allows private software for commercial use. "Preamble....'Finally, any free program is threatened constantly by software patents. We wish to avoid the danger that redistributors of a free program will individually obtain patent licenses, in effect making the program proprietary. To prevent this, we have made it clear that any patent must be licensed for everyone's free use or not licensed at all.'"

Hope this helps,
Izzy

Link to this post 18 Feb 13

thanks & sorry for multiple post

Link to this post 21 Feb 13

hello everyone,

Open source means that it is open for all, linux is an open source which is providing its CD to all the users who are subscribing for it, you can use any version of linux without paying to the company and all the views mentioned above are providing the great information.
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