Re: Using Debian as a base for a LiveCD together with non-free products.
Jeff Licquia ha scritto:
From the free software side, there should be very few problems. Linkage
might be an issue. If the non-free app links to works licensed under
the GNU GPL, there's an exception that allows this *if the two works are
not distributed together*, which might make the app legal normally but
not on the Live CD.
Where I can find this exception on the GPL? I wasn't aware of such an
But... how can Linspire (for example) build (and sell) a distribution
that feature both free and commercial software?
Maybe I have to ask for a written permission to make this live-cd to
someone in the Debian team? (who?)
Also, if you recompile things from Debian main to
pull in non-free dependencies, that could be a problem. Most apps won't
run into these problems, though.
No, that's not my case. Got nothing to recompile. The commercial
software has only the following dependencies: libc6, libX11-6,
libasound2, libstdc++6, libgcc1, libxau6 and libxdmcp6.
Thank you for the answer,