Copying and distributing Debian
I am involved with a Linux user group for Newbies in New York City.
We are in the process of brainstorming ways to make the group more
effective and serving the needs of new users. Someone had the idea
of having the several of the more popular distributions of GNU Linux
available at meetings. Many thought this was a good idea however
there seems to be some concerns.
1. If I wish to copy my Debian CDs which I purchased from Linux
Mall may they be distributed at the meeting ?
2. May I charge a nominal amount ($5 - $10) to cover my costs of
time and materials for producing the CD ROMs ?
3. Someone raise the point that recently, users of ?open
source?/?Free Software? have the reputation of being software pirates,
and that this sort of open exchange at public meetings might look bad or
be counter productive to the goals of the FSF, the GNU project, or the
GPL. Could you give your opinion on this