about LFS license problem

Steve Crosby fost at hotmail.com
Mon Feb 21 15:42:05 PST 2005

Gerard Beekmans <gerard at linuxfromscratch.org> wrote in
news:200502210829.34801.gerard at linuxfromscratch.org: 

> On February 21, 2005 03:02 am, Bluesheet wrote:
>> 1/ If I using 100% LFS to be my linux system of my product, do I need
>> LFS license problem to sell my product?
> If you use LFS to create your own product the least you should do is
> give this project credit for it.
>> 3/ If I following the LFS book to build but didn't use the LFS
>> packages, that I download all the source from GNU and I make some
>> scripts by myself, do I need LFS license to sell my product?
> The packages we use are almost all GNU packages. Most all packages are
> GPL licensed and not licensed by LFS itself. You will need to check
> every individual package's license to see what they require of you.
>> 4/ If I using 100% LFS packages to build my linux system, but I erase
>> all the name of "LFS" and "linuxfromscratch.org" inside the code and
>> source, do I need LFS license to sell my product?
> LFS' BSD license only applies to the book and the methodology we
> employ to build a system. If you use our book to build your system,
> you should mention this somewhere. It is the right and honorable thing
> to do, after all. 
> The actual software is from their respective owners. You can't take
> Glibc and remove its GPL license for example, unless you modify it as
> your own version of Glibc. Again check the licenses to see how this
> work. Not every package is the same.

Note there are some LFS specific packages (bootscripts is one that comes to 
mind) and also the LFS created patches. These may need consideration as to 
the license.

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Steve Crosby

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