Licenses and Distribution (WAS Re: XFree-4.4.0)

Tushar Teredesai tushar at
Wed Mar 10 23:12:38 PST 2004

Matthias Benkmann wrote:

>This is not necessary. LFS is primarily targeted at users. All of the
>packages in BLFS have in common (AFAIK) that they do not place
>restrictions on the use of the software. Only when you want to do
>something that is otherwise forbidden by copyright law (e.g. modify or
>distribute) will you need to look at the license.
>How many people here will modify and/or distribute any of the BLFS
>This whole licensing issue should be ignored completely by (B)LFS.
I agree.

On the topic of XFree86-4.4.0, as long as a user can download the 
software and install it, there is no reason not to include it in the 
book. I vote for updating the book to the new version.

Tushar Teredesai

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