[nSLUG] Xandros 2.0 is out and about

Donald Teed dteed at artistic.ca
Tue Jan 27 16:38:32 AST 2004

This topic came up on Slashdot when Xandros was announced.
The source code is made freely available on their FTP server.


It's really no different than Redhat and other commercial
distros.  If you can strip out the trademarks and logos
and such from this source, you are fine to redistribute
it as "Jeff's Linux" or whatever.

Codeweaver's software in the deluxe version is non-GPL.

--Donald Teed

On Tue, 27 Jan 2004, Jeff Warnica wrote:

> I think that this may be in violation of the GPL. You have the software, you
> have the sources, you can do whatever you want with it. It may be a question of
> support (as that is what your realy buying), which is something different
> entirely.
> As an asside: how differently is a "collection" of works treated under various
> IP laws, compared to a single work? For example: a book of famous quotes,
> themseves not protected, has some protection right? You cant photocopy a book
> of Shakespears plays, but the plays themselves are fair game... That is, is it
> leagaly acceptable to make such demands of a Linux distribution, even if those
> demands may be in specific violation of its components?
> Quoting Donald Teed <dteed at artistic.ca>:
> > The license agreement is somewhat relaxed.  You can install it on as many
> > home computers as you own and one commercial computer.  The exception
> > to this is if you have the Deluxe version which includes the Codeweaver
> > plugin and comes under their license.

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