I am a new member of the forum, and I am generally new to the Linux scene. I was wondering if anyone could give me information of the redistribution policies of each of the seperate Linux producers (Mandrake, RedHat, SuSE, etc.)
I have been searching the internet but I am looking for someone with experience to give me a quick low down on the policies.
Thanks in advance.
Are you referring to some kind of EULA? I think Mdk and SuSE do some strange things, but all the others (as far as I know) are distributed under the GPL:
Yes that was what I was talking about, and thank you, i'll look into what policies SuSE and Mdk employ.
I think all the mentionend dists are under GPL licence but if you are checking for a company is the easiest way to contact a sailsman for the current dist. I think the have funny licences it you for example running Redhat proffesional instead of Desktop and are using it in a company there could be other licence terms.
RedHat are no longer selling boxed distros through dealers, probably have to download them. It has ceased from now.