Date: Tue, 29 Jul 2003 16:33:52 -0700
Subject: Re: [ILUG] Libranet 2.8
From: Rick Moen (

Quoting Liam Bedford (

> I have it.. but AFAIK you have to pay for it. If you can tell me for
> definite it's okay to copy, then no probs.

The absolutely rigorous way to answer this question would be to examine each constituent codebase in the distribution for licence terms. During the period the two-CD Libranet 2.7 beta ISOs were publicly downloadable, I snagged those two files, and examined the contents closely to look for such restrictions. I didn't find any at that time, but can't exclude the possibility of having missed something.

A post at purports to quote "Jon" of "Jon and Tal", the two proprietors of Libra Computer Systems, Ltd:

Libranet contains mostly GPL software with some exceptions e.g., Netscape, Acrobat. Turboprint, ... There are also other licenses e.g. BSD, Artistic, ...

We have carefully checked that we have permission, or have obtained permission, to distribute all the software on the CDs however we cannot assign this permission to anyone else.

Copyright/licence information comes with each software package.

In our opinion it is ok to pass the CDs around and install on multiple machines.

I hopes this helps and you are welcome to quote the above at the Libranet forum.


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