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Re: [Xen-users] Xen License

To: Jonathan Tripathy <jonnyt@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Xen-users] Xen License
From: Rudi Ahlers <rudiahlers@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 10 Jun 2010 10:01:40 +0200
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On Thu, Jun 10, 2010 at 9:35 AM, Jonathan Tripathy <jonnyt@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
While I agree with you, I am lead to believe that at least Debian, Ubuntu and CentOS's "Packages" come will either GPL or BSD licensed software, which requires no money to pay. Otherwise those guys wouldn't be allowed to distribute those packages either.
But did you actually read what Greno said???
Every distro has it's own licensing terms which you need to abide by. If, CentOS for example, had a package with a licenses that said you can't used it for commercial purposes, although it's free, then you need to abied to that license if you were to rent out the VPS to the clients.
When was the last time that you read the license agreement on CentOS, Debian, openSuse, etc? OR for that matter, the license agreements on stuff like XEN / KVM / VirtualBox / OpenVZ / etc? They all have their own license agreements, which could put you into a legal battle if you don't follow it. Even if CentOS / Debian / openSuse is GPL.
Kind Regards
Rudi Ahlers

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