June 28, 2001

LWN.net weekly edition

Author: JT Smith

LWN: Among other things, "Linux users have grown accustomed to being able to copy distributions at will. It's not uncommon for
a company to buy a small number of distribution CDs and to install them on dozens or hundreds of
systems. By imposing per-system licensing, Caldera is challenging that practice, and, in the process,
raising some interesting issues. We'll look at Caldera's licensing from two angles; the next article
goes into why Caldera is taking this path, and the following will examine whether members of the free
software community are right to criticize the company."


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