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 write an app for Android/Ubuntu Phone and openly recommend Ubuntu as a software platform legally?

I am a developer planning to write an app for a local high school. This app will most likely be a free/open source program made on Ubuntu. I am also planning on openly recommending Ubuntu to all ...
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On selling something with Ubuntu on it

I'm planning on making a thing that will be based off of Ubuntu as an OS. My thing will have propriety software but will be shipped with Ubuntu and preferably without access to the OS for either ...
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Isn't selling Ubuntu for money illegal? [closed]

osdics.com sells Ubuntu for money. Isn't that illegal? Should this site be reported?
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Dell is charging for Ubuntu explicitly

I bought a new laptop with Ubuntu preinstalled from Dell Brazil. Dell Brazil is now charging me explicitly on my invoice for Ubuntu, is that legal? Link contains a copy of my invoice and a copy of ...
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STATA license with UBUNTU upgrade

I am running STATA 14.1 Special Edition on Ubuntu 15.04. I am considering updating my Ubuntu to 15.10, and I am wondering whether this also implies losing my STATA license? It's a license via my ...
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Sublime Text 3 says UNREGISTERED in menu/title bar

I downloaded/installed Sublime Text 3 via the .deb package and inserted my license. The window popped up saying thank you for registering. However, it still says unregistered in the menu/title bar. ...
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Is there any license requirement to publish the source code of Ubuntu touch?

I've just found that the source code of Ubuntu powered BQ phones is available on github. You can also flash/update the device using ubuntu flash utility and various channels (stable, dev, nightly). ...
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Ubuntu Server license type

I am writing simple report for my company's board. Is that possible to simple tell what kind of license is used in Ubuntu Server? I would like to know if thats possible to let the Ubuntu Server in ...
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Copyrights of Rebranded and Customized Ubuntu [duplicate]

I'm sorry if this is not about programming or technical usage of Ubuntu. if this is not allowed to ask here, please recommend a site for it. I am creating a hardware-software solution, which is ...
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Why does Ubuntu provide the Multiverse repository?

From Community Help > Repositories, Software in Ubuntu’s repository is divided into four categories or components: main, restricted, universe and multiverse. Main: The main component contains ...
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How can open-source programs make money? [closed]

I am new to Ubuntu and I am really interested in making software that can work on it and I would like to make profit from these software. How can I make money from making software for Ubuntu if the ...
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Product ship Licensing for Lubuntu [duplicate]

We are in the process of evaluating and deciding which Linux to pick for our product for sale. Currently looking at lubuntu. We would possibly ship lubuntu (in lubuntu desktop mode) installed in our ...
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Unity3D not running on Ubuntu

I want to run Unity3d in my 14.04 via Wine. I installed Unity3d for windows from it's official website but when I try to run Unity 5.0.0f4 (64-bit).exe it shows me this message. I found one same ...
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Can the Ubuntu logo be used for my business? [duplicate]

I have a service company with a commercial name; lately I am dedicated to buy HP servers and install Ubuntu Server in companies that request. I am authorized distributor: hp, canon, microsoft, eset, ...
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Is it legal to use Ubuntu name for my cybercafé? [duplicate]

I have a cybercafé in Tunisia (North Africa) and I want to promote Ubuntu and hence I want to call it "Ubuntu Club" and I want to know whether Canonical will allow this. I love Ubuntu and I want to ...
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What is the license for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS server? [duplicate]

What is the license for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS server? When I check the download site I don't see the license there or on the documentation page. Can someone please let me know what it is licensed under? ...
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How to properly provide license when packaging?

I wrote a BTRSF GUI for Ubuntu and I want to license it with the MIT License.Now that I'm packaging it in a .deb format how and were should I include a copy of the license?
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Distribution and sale of modfied ubuntu image

I am in a position where a company is trying to sell me a modified version of Ubuntu with added proprietary binaries. They are selling it as a complete distro on a usb stick. It clearly shows UBUNTU ...
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How to start Unity3D Pro with Wine

I have a Ubuntu 14.10 Dual-boot with Windows 8.1 Pro and I have Unity Pro 4.5.5 on my Windows OS. I have the activated Unity on Windows and I tried to start it in Wine but it says "Error initializing ...
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Could not complete Activation Matlab

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on 64-bits. I am tryint to install Matlab R2014b. I followed these steps, based on this tutorial: Mounted the .iso file cd /media/username/MATHWORKS_R2014B sudo ./install ...
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Xubuntu Virtual Machine distribution [duplicate]

I have created a Xubuntu 14.04 Virtual Machine with some applications installed and configured. I want to distribute this VM under another name for free, with changed icons, wall and other graphics ...
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Remove/Eject hardware USB license key

I have a machine running ubuntu. On it I installed virtualbox and I have two virtual machines one ubuntu another is a debian. In addition on my host machine I have two USB license key plugged in. The ...
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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 installed in a cloud VM,how can I buy Canonical's Ubuntu Advantage service? Can I buy it and apply it to Ubuntu install on my cloud VM? Will this license provide me any Ubuntu Bug ...
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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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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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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 ...