Mandrake and the commercial license
bernhard at intevation.de
Tue Dec 17 15:15:58 UTC 2002
On Tue, Dec 17, 2002 at 02:01:03PM +0000, Rui Miguel Seabra wrote:
> On Tue, 2002-12-17 at 13:54, Alessandro Rubini wrote:
> > > Can Mandrake really do this?
> > > http://www.mandrakesoft.com/products/mnf/license
> > 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
Yes, can you send them a polite email pointing this out?
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