A license is the copyright terms under which a piece of software or other creative work is distributed. This describes how end users are allowed to legally use, modify, or distribute the works of others.

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Can I redistribute my remix of Ubuntu?

So let's say I have a Ubuntu remix that has nothing changed to the source code (Maybe just a few programs that originally shipped with it are removed.) Also has KDE or GNOME as a desktop environment ...
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What license are the Ubuntu wallpapers distributed under?

I haven't found the licensing data for the Forever by Shady S wallpaper, which would be very helpful as I am interested in uploading it to a Wiki, hence a CC-BY-SA license would be desirable.
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Looking for a way to give acces to some programs for a limited period of time

I install Linux on computers and add to the base installation some other programs. This computer then is sold to a customer as a larger instrument. Now, I am looking for a way to implement some kind ...
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How can I buy Canonical Ubuntu Advantage licence for Ubuntu OS installed on one of cloud VM and how can I apply that licence

I have Ubuntu OS installed on one of the cloud VM,now I need to buy Canonical Ubuntu Advantage License. So how can I buy it and apply it to Ubuntu OS on my cloud VM. Will this license provide me any ...
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Using Ubuntu VM as a host of a commercial web application installed to a local network

We are planning to create a web-based commercial application. It also can be installed into a local network of our customers. To make the installation process easier we would deliver a virtual ...
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Are there any fees that must be payed to Ubuntu as an Source Code Management server?

I want to use Ubuntu (server) as our new source-code server (at the moment, we are using a Windows server) in the company where I work. Are there any costs (license fee, taxes, etc.) I have to pay ...
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Are Ubuntu and/or Unity FOSS? [duplicate]

As the title states, Are Ubuntu and/or Unity open source software?
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Comic book project using all open source apps [closed]

I wanted to know if it is ok to display the Ubuntu logo in my new comic book. I used Ubuntu, Gimp, and Inkscape and wanted to promote them in my project.
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What are the types and prices of Licences available?

what are the types of licence that we can get for the Ubuntu server and if any of the editions costs money how much would that be around?
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Is there any license required to from Ubuntu for applications when I download apt-get?

I'm planning to install Ubuntu 12.04 and setup Sendmail mail server, BIND DNS and Squid proxy server. Will there be any license required from Ubuntu when I download it using apt-get?
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Packaging jre 7 binary file license questions?

Notice jre and jdk 7 have new license agreement. Am I able to include binary jre without additional license?
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What is the license conditions to use Sublime text? Can I use it for free in Ubuntu?

What's the deal with Sublime text (v2 in particular)? I want to use it simply for practice (currently HTML5/CSS). Is it legal to use for free if I'm not using it for financial gain?
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Unable to write the license-key in Office 2010 via Wine [closed]

I have a Linux Ubuntu 13.04 with Wine 1.5. I've tried to install an Office 2010 Professional Plus, but when I had to write the license-key, I can't write anything. The text-box is unable to write... ...
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Can Ubuntu be used with commercial propose? [closed]

I want to use Ubuntu on a portable device as OS with little modification for device driver and new sets of application. How will I do this? How is it possible? I am unaware of all license stuffs.
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Can I sell my PyQt4-app without having a PyQt license?

I would like to sell a Python application that uses PyQt4. The commercial licenses for Qt PyQt cost thousands of Euros together. Do I need to buy a commercial license? Consider this from a ...
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How much does Ubuntu cost?

I really like Ubuntu desktop. My company has some computers. I'm thinking on install Ubuntu on our computers. So, I need to know how much the operative system cost? If not, how much is the cost for ...
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modification to distribution, what's allowed?

I plan to distribute a web application/database commercially via a VM image, (a virtual appliance). The plan is to use Ubuntu as the OS for this VM. I understand that we cannot modify the distribution ...
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Ubuntu License for companies

I'm really concerned because a need to know if Ubuntu is totally free for a company. I mean, if I use a private software, I have to pay that license package, but Have I to pay for use Ubuntu? Have I ...
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Which licence text to sell my application

I would like to sell (for a low price) my new application without DRM (like does Machinarium) on the Ubuntu software center and on a website with Paypal. When I have registered my application the ...
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What Licenses am I allowed to use when selling Ubuntu wallpapers?

I am making Debian packages containing wallpapers that I want to sell through Canonical (https://myapps.developer.ubuntu.com/dev/). Canonical does not (that I have found) list allowed licenses for ...
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GNU LESSER GPL vs GNU GPL [duplicate]

I want to know the difference between GNU Lesser GPL and GNU GPL. If I modify a free and open source software and sell it to a customer, do I have to share my modifications with the community as well? ...
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What license is the Ubuntu colour pallete?

I am developing some Chrome app and started using Ubuntu colours for it. The ones I found in the Ubuntu Colour Palette. I assume it's there and public so that app developers could create a consistent ...
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Wine installation stalls at “Configuring ttf-mscorefonts-installer” [duplicate]

I'm new to Ubuntu. I've Installed Ubuntu 13.04. When i try to install wine, after downloading, in the terminal it shows Configuring ttf-mscorefonts-installer and then nothing is happening. After that, ...
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Any way to tabulate the package name and license avail on Ubuntu repo? [duplicate]

I need to create a table with all installable packages on first column and its license in the second. e.g.: Gedit | GPL
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Can I provide Ubuntu virtual image as a appendix of book?

I work for a publishing company. We are planning to publish a book about web development, and we are going to create web applications in Ubuntu environment. But we are now considering web development ...
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Activate Office 2010 running in PlayOnLinux with a KMS server

Is it possible to activate a volume licensed copy of Microsoft Office installed using PlayOnLinux with my organisation's Key Management server? The installation with PlayOnLinux worked flawlessly but ...
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Is Creative Commons a recoginsed license?

I would like to package an application that uses Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0: http://www.gmaptool.eu/en/content/license http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/legalcode Is ...
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Can't package my quickly app after editing

I've had a lot of problems packaging my quickly app. After some editing I packaged it sucsesfuly, then I: moved the packaging-files (jotty_0.1_all.deb jotty_0.1.dsc jotty_0.1_i386.changes ...
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MIcrosoft License Compliance Check [closed]

We are using Ubuntu for 1.5 years. We have around 50 PCs running on Ubuntu. Before that I was using Windows. Last week I got a call from Microsoft Legal team that they want to do a compliance check. I ...
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Why can't I move my License key to the correct folder?

I just purchased Transition DJ for Ubuntu. It's installed but it won't launch. When I talked to the software developer, he said I need to add a file that has the license key in it to the Transitions ...
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Why are some programs in the Ubuntu Software Center not open source?

I'm concerned about the amount of proprietary software that seems to be part of Ubuntu now. I've noticed quite a few apps that in the software center are listed as "Licence: proprietary". Obviously ...
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Does a company writing C++ apps have to share its source code if it calls unmodified QT or Ubuntu libraries?

What is the relationship between Ubuntu and QT and Canonical? The coming Ubuntu phone looks interesting. Ubuntu seems to be interwoven with QT. If my company wants to write commercial C++ apps ...
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How to add licensing to Ubuntu Application?

I am developing a commercial app for Ubuntu Software Center. Since it is commercial, I do not want users can simply copy/download the app from somewhere else and put it into PCs without buying it ...
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To use the license of Ubuntu Font face, what specifically i have to cite in my website?

I want to use the fonts available in http://font.ubuntu.com/ in my personal website, but I dont know what text I have to include in "Legal Information & Notices" section of my website. I have ...
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Can I use Ubuntu font in my commercial software running on Windows CE? [duplicate]

I'm now making commercial software for Windows CE O/S, and I want to embed Ubuntu font to my software. The file format will be converted to my own format to speed up my software. In this case, am I ...
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commercial redistribution of ubuntu [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Under what license is Ubuntu? Can it be legally modified and distributed? i'm making a custom ubuntu bootable live cd image by uck. it includes some script and native ...
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Can I add Ubuntu fonts to website? What are licenses of those?

Basically I would like to use on website a "Norasi" font, that was bundled with Ubuntu, but I cannot find any license. Am I allowed to distribute that font through website? What is its license?
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Can I use publish an application using SDL, even commercially? [closed]

I wrote a game in Windows a while back, and I'd like to port it to finish it under Ubuntu, especially as I could publish it via the software centre. However, It's written in C/++ and OpenGL, with SDL ...
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Can I create a proprietary application using Qt?

I am using Qt4 to build an application and for some reason I want to keep it proprietary. Qt4 is released under LGPL, does that force me to release the code to my application. I ask this question ...
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How to reject an EULA when installing packages with apt?

I wanted to install ubuntu-restricted-extras with apt, but they include ttf-mscorefonts-installer, for which I must accept an EULA license. I don’t want to, but I can't find a way to reject it. There ...
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Can I use the Ubuntu logo on t-shirts produced non-comercially? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it possible to create Ubuntu Shirts ( Merchandise ) Is it permited to use(print) Ubuntu logo on a "Ubuntu users group" T-shirt which is not sold public but to the ...
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Why does Ubuntu One for Android use nonfree libraries?

Ubuntu One for Music source code on launchpad contains libGoogleAnalytics.jar which is proprietary. The license declares Gnu Affero Gpl license. Is this legal and why is it done?
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License concerns for Ubuntu/Linux and a prospective business

Having a hard time finding specifics, could someone link me to some materials concerning licensing issues of Ubuntu, and link's at large? I'm considering starting a business installing ...
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Which free software license does Ubuntu use? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Under what license is Ubuntu? Can it be legally modified and distributed? I would like to know which free software License does Ubuntu use for its releases.
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Can I use the Ubuntu font in a proprietary application?

Huge Ubuntu fan here, I really like the Ubuntu font, but as far as I know you may only use it in open-source applications. I want to use it in an iPhone/iPad app. Due to Apple's contracts, I can't ...
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How does the Ubuntu license work for commercial use? Do we have to follow the LGPL or the GPL?

I have an Ubuntu computer. Once Ubuntu starts I use my applications, such as: driving school exams, learning, practical use, and studying. Now, I am preparing license documentation. If I use Ubuntu ...
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Why is the JDEE package in multiverse?

Why is the Java Development Environment for Emacs package in the multiverse repository? The software is available under the GPL.
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Is there a difference between free software and open source software?

Well I am a bit confused with the two terms, are there differences between them?
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How to comply with this guideline for submitting an application to the Software Center?

I was reading through the Ubuntu Developer Programme Agreement for submitting applications to the Software Center and stubled across the following clause: 3.1 You must first test Apps you submit ...
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Forced-quit Sun JDK installation through terminal [duplicate]

I downloaded the package and went through the installation process. I was first prompted with the license. There was an unclickable button which, as the tutorial said, I had to click. So I closed the ...