Change for Caldera OpenLinux Workstation

Werner Koch wk at
Wed Jun 27 17:04:07 UTC 2001

 || On Wed, 27 Jun 2001 18:43:17 +0200
 || Loic Dachary <loic at> wrote: 

 ld> Caldera has changed the license on its OpenLinux Workstation product
 ld> for the newest version (3.1) to require one license per system the
 ld> distribution is installed on. The company will provide a certificate

I don't see a difference between SuSE and Caldera.  Both are selling
freedom subtracted GNU/Linux systems.  SuSE just allows for verbatim
copies if you don't take money for it; this is freeware and not Free
Software.  So Caldera now switched to take money - Microsoft could do
the same with their Internet Exploder at any time.

 ld> What kind of coordinated action can be done ? 

I don't think that there is any action required.  Well, Caldera gives
a premium example why not to use "proprietarized" versions of
GNU/Linux ;-)



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