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Re: Partners

If a system could be arrnaged what would be the terms? Also could a
pro version be made. When I say made I just mean make it look diffent
with minor changes. So that people can buy a new and inovative

On Friday, December 17, 2010, Jonathan Wiltshire <jmw@debian.org> wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 17, 2010 at 11:12:37PM +0000, anthony budd wrote:
>> But is it not the case that if someone sold your OS for any price yet
>> downloaded it for free would infringe the copyright law?
> No, because the software you download is made availabe under a free
> license, see the previous links and http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/selling.html
> The service you are providing is downloading the software and putting it onto
> some kind of media for users to install. You can charge whatever you like
> for that service, but you can't force people to use it because they are
> free to download it themselves at their own cost.
>> Otherwise could we
>> negotiate a commission system were I sell the OS in the UK?
> If you redistribute Debian and make a profit, you could consider making a
> donation to the project to fund further development. But no, there is no
> commission system and there will probably never be.
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