Re: YAST License, is redistribution permitted?
On Tuesday 12 November 2002 10:06, Marcelo E. Magallon wrote:
> I'm seeking the opinion of -legal regarding an issue I've
> been discussing on another mailing list. It pertains the YAST
> license as found in:
This license made me install Debian.
> The point of contention is whether or not redistribution of
> SuSE Linux CDs is permitted by this license. My reading of
> the above is as follows: this bit stablishes two modes of
> redistribution, for charge and free of charge. If you want to
> redistribute the program for charge, you have to get
> permission from SuSE Linux. If you want to redistribute the
> software free of charge, you have two options: FTP servers or
> "mailboxes". Any other option is forbidden.
That's how I understand it, too.
OTOH, the GNU website only mentions that distribution for a fee
> [ the "mailboxes" thing is something that isn't clear to me
> either. The original in German says "Mailboxen" IIRC, which
> according to the dictionary sitting near my desk is not a
> German word. They _might_ mean AOL-style distribution. ]
"Mailbox" used to be a common German term for a BBS.