Questions about the legal use of the software and services provided by Ubuntu.

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Can I legally build and sell desktops with Ubuntu pre-installed?

I'm starting a business and this is part of what I'm going to be offering. I'm almost complete with my certification in Linux Administration, but I don't know all of the ins and outs of the law Linux ...
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Is it legal to install msttcorefonts package? Is Wine legal?

I'd like to know if it is legal to install the msttcorefonts package and also if installing Windows software using Wine is also legal? I currently live in Brazil and I don't know what specific rules ...
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What is the legal status of libraries in Ubuntu?

I cannot find a good source of information in regard to the legal status of some libraries and applications in Ubuntu 11.10, and I am hoping to find some answers here. Firstly, it seems Ubuntu ...
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What are the legal consequences of customizing the LiveCD?

the organization I work at wants to create a custom Ubuntu LiveCD, the customizations are: Pre-installed programs, plugins, some device drivers, and aesthetics such as icons and backgrounds, as well ...
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Is it legal to sell computers with Ubuntu installed [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I legally build and sell desktops with Ubuntu pre-installed? Is it legal to assemble a computer, install ubuntu on it, and then sell the computer. I don't mean ...
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Is Ubuntu Desktop free for a business solution?

Is Ubuntu Desktop free for business platforms? Has Ubuntu changed its conditions about using the OS for profit purposes?
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Using humanity system icons for created application

Are there any legal issues with publishing and sharing an application that loads a humanity system icon as default .desktop?
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Can I sell my version of Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I wanna customize Ubuntu mini CD and sell it to companies (make unique Ubuntu version). Is it legal? I mean we will do absolutely different system, but making it from mini cd. Yeah, I really have ...
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Why isn't Oracle Java included in the standard Ubuntu repo?

Unlike many popular programming languages, the popular Oracle Java package is only available using a PPA, not by the official repo. Why isn't Oracle Java included in the standard Ubuntu repo?
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How do I make Ubuntu use only free software?

During the install, there is an option to make Ubuntu use only free software. Is there a way to toggle this option now that it is installed? Thanks.