Mandrake and the commercial license

Rui Miguel Seabra rms at
Tue Dec 17 14:01:03 UTC 2002

On Tue, 2002-12-17 at 13:54, Alessandro Rubini wrote:
> > Can Mandrake really do this?
> >
> Sure. And I even tend to appeciate it.

But they do say something that is misleading, and that promotes a common
false assumption in their "In short" section:

#  In a production environment, such as a commercial company, it is
#  highly recommended that users purchase a Commercial License Agreement
#  which applies to all of the product components developed by
#  MandrakeSoft. The Commercial License Agreement provides extended
#  guaranties for the product such as access to support offerings and
#  the possibility to build and redistribute a derivative product with
#  commercial licensing.

Software released under the GNU GPL already allows you to build and
redistribute a derivative product with a well known commercial license:

              the GNU GPL

+ No matter how much you do, you never do enough -- unknown
+ Whatever you do will be insignificant,
| but it is very important that you do it -- Gandhi
+ So let's do it...?
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