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Hi, Novell says: "Q. Am I allowed to make copies of the CDs/DVDs and distribute them among friends of mine for a fee i.e. the cost of the blank cds/DVDs? ...
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    SUSE EULA


    Hi,

    Novell says:

    "Q. Am I allowed to make copies of the CDs/DVDs and distribute them among friends of mine for a fee i.e. the cost of the blank cds/DVDs? (I guess this one is a no)?

    A. Correct the answer is no to this one. If they buy you a donut, or wash your car for the burned copies of SUSE you are in breach of End User License Agreement (EULA)."

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    SuSE (5CDs) are available on LinuxCd.org, is that legal? I think not. What do you guys say?

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    I say that's cool according to the EULA. It just states that you can't charge them for it.

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    I think that's very clear isnt it?

    "Q. Am I allowed to make copies of the CDs/DVDs and distribute them among friends of mine for a fee i.e. the cost of the blank cds/DVDs? (I guess this one is a no)?

    A. Correct the answer is no to this one. If they buy you a donut, or wash your car for the burned copies of SUSE you are in breach of End User License Agreement (EULA)."

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    well does linuxcd.org sell them or offer them for download?

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    LinuxCd.org are "selling" SUSE 9.2 DVD/5 CDs. Of course they're only asking for the cost of CDs/Labels etc...but still...that is against the EULA.

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    Okay.

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    Re: SUSE EULA

    Quote Originally Posted by Tanker
    Hi,

    Novell says:

    "Q. Am I allowed to make copies of the CDs/DVDs and distribute them among friends of mine for a fee i.e. the cost of the blank cds/DVDs? (I guess this one is a no)?

    A. Correct the answer is no to this one. If they buy you a donut, or wash your car for the burned copies of SUSE you are in breach of End User License Agreement (EULA)."

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    SuSE (5CDs) are available on LinuxCd.org, is that legal? I think not. What do you guys say?
    This question is a hot one over at the SuSE Forums. The official word from Novell, as supported by the above answer, is that you can make copies and distribute them to your friends as long as you recieve no form of payment for doing it. In short, you can give but not sell.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tanker
    LinuxCd.org are "selling" SUSE 9.2 DVD/5 CDs. Of course they're only asking for the cost of CDs/Labels etc...but still...that is against the EULA.
    I've emailed Novell about this site, and they told me it was legal.
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    Correct me if I am wrong but I always thought that you can charge anything you wanted as long as you provided the source.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adrenaline
    Correct me if I am wrong but I always thought that you can charge anything you wanted as long as you provided the source.

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    Isn't that GPL? and not EULA?
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