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    how a new distro is GPL compliant?


    hi,
    who will verify that how far a new distro follow the all license and agreement of GNU GPL?
    I may not follow the GPL. But i create a new distro
    is it possible?
    Otherwise, in which way a new distro would be GPLed?

    Thanks
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    Re: how a new distro is GPL compliant?

    Quote Originally Posted by nazibsanju
    hi,
    who will verify that how far a new distro follow the all license and agreement of GNU GPL?
    If you collected the programs you're distributing for your new distro from somewhere like Sourceforge, there's a good chance all of them are GPL Licensed.

    I may not follow the GPL. But i create a new distro
    is it possible?
    This *could* be a problem. You cannot distribute GPL and non-GPL applications for free without the express written consent of the authors of the non-GPL work. Also, you cannot take code that has been released under the GPL and then release it under a non-GPL license.

    Otherwise, in which way a new distro would be GPLed?
    I'm not sure I'm understanding your question. Unless you created programs yourself, all the programs you pulled from other sources will more than likely be released under the GPL already, so if all the packages distributed with your distro are GPL, your distro will be GPL.
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