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Re: Gibraltar

----- Original Message -----
From: "Mark Rafn" <dagon@dagon.net>
To: "Rene Mayrhofer" <rene.mayrhofer@vianova.at>
Cc: <debian-legal@lists.debian.org>
Sent: Wednesday, August 02, 2000 9:52 PM
Subject: Re: Gibraltar

> > In reality, I want a situation in some way similiar to what OpenBSD
does: they
> > give away everything they write, but sell the CD-ROMs.
> Important distinction - they ALSO allow others to sell/copy/distribute the

Ah, do they? Can I copy and sell their CDs? If the answer is not clear, can
we talk via PM?

> > Another example is Debian itself: There are some restrictions on what
can be
> > done with "official" and "non-official" ISO images (I think only the
> > matters, but the principle is the same). I want something in that
> You can use similar restrictions as Debian.  That does not inclue a
> restriction on distribution, whether for profit or not.

What are Debian's restrictions? The use of the word "official"?

> > What can I do to stay compatible with the mostly GPL-ed content of ISO
> > images ? Do I have the possibility to say "use it in any way, do with
> > the content what you want but do not sell CD-ROMs produced with the
> > official Gibraltar ISO-images" ?
> I suspect (and hope) you can't stay compatible with GPL software if you
> restrict distribution of the collection.  If your work is seperable from
> all GPL stuff in such a way that you can simply treat your work as
> no-charge proprietary software, you can write whatever license you want,
> but it's not free software, and it's not GPL-compatible.
I suspect the same, and I think it's not fair to make profit of programs
others gave away for free. Giving support for your project and taking a fee
is not to be considered "profit-making" IMO.


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