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The licence issue on Linux.
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Posted By:   Victor_n_sevast
Posted On:   Tuesday, December 9, 2003 12:43 AM

Hi, I am working to the company who developed their server on Windows platform using Java(J2EE,EJB) technologies, now we are required to move toward Linux platform. I am comfused about licence policy we should use. Is it GNU? Is there other options? Please, point out where can I find more information about this issue.

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n_sevast.

Re: The licence issue on Linux.

Posted By:   Stephen_McConnell  
Posted On:   Tuesday, December 9, 2003 10:22 AM

www.gnu.org


GNU is a license that says you can use it for free, you can re-distribute it for free, but if you use any of the code in a prodcut, you must re-distribute that product for free....


You can write all kinds of "commercial" software for Linux; and sell it. However, you cannot use the Linux code in your product. It's the best of all worlds....


From the way that you describe it, you should have no licensing problems.. but I'm not a lawyer...


Stephen McConnell

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