[olug] Selling PC's with Linux on them
unfies at gmail.com
Wed Apr 25 03:31:49 UTC 2007
He wasn't going to charge for the OS nor the time it takes to install nor
for the blank media... just wanted to be able to push a system that has a
usuable OS on it.
Thanks for the heads up guys :)
On 4/24/07, Bill Eberly <imjustabill at gmail.com> wrote:
> I don't think there would be any problems with selling Ubuntu preloaded on
> systems, even if you're charging for it. Though I personally think that
> charging for redistributing free (as in beer) software seems a bit
> bass-ackwards, the GPL folks seem to encourage
> On 4/24/07, Daniel Linder <dan at linder.org> wrote:
> > IANAL, but off the top of my head I don't think there are any
> > with Ubuntu or it's derivatives in this case. If he were adding an
> > additional fee for the OS itself then it would be a different matter --
> > i.e. if he were out-and-out selling the OS. If he ends up charging a
> > minimal fee for his time and the blank media used that should be ok.
> > About the only ones that would have a catch are RedHat, SUSE, etc
> > distributions that you can't freely download.
> > As a rule of thumb, if you can go to the primary distribution site and
> > download the .ISO image then it's ok to re-distribute it. And all the
> > better if a CD is included so the recipient can re-install or pass it
> > along!
> > Dan
> > On Tue, April 24, 2007 20:59, Will Langford wrote:
> > > I've got a friend who has a fair number of systems... and he sells
> > on
> > > eBay, to family, friends, etc.
> > >
> > > Anyway, he's wanting to install linux on these systems rather than
> > > Windows2000/98/XP etc.
> > >
> > > In particular, he's interested in Ubuntu.
> > >
> > > I can't recall any limitations on reselling a linux distro with
> > hardware,
> > > but IANAL.
> > >
> > > What limitations / rules are there on selling a system with linux
> > > installed
> > > on it (and distro cd supplied) ?
> > >
> > > -Will
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