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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How can I accept virtual box license agreement in Ubuntu(16.04) terminal?

I am new to Ubuntu. I have just installed Ubuntu-16.04 in virtual-box and my host-OS in windows-8.1. I have run this command: sudo apt-get install virtualbox
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FAILING: matlab r2016a installation on linux

I am trying to install Matlab R2016a on my machine. Everything went fine, but when I try to start matlab from terminal, I get this error: ...
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“sudo matlab” logs in as demo version

I was using a demo version of MATLAB on Ubuntu 14.04 for the last month, before purchasing a license today. The licensing procedure required me to download a file, "license.lic" and then point the ...
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Android Studio umake fail: no license

With v. 15.10, I follow the umake method:sudo apt install ubuntu-make; umake android; Choose installation path: /home/.... ,; Then: "ERROR: We were expecting to find a license on the download page, ...
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Cost/ License of Ubuntu Machine [duplicate]

I want to use Ubuntu based computer (2 machines) in organization 1) to run some learning initiative 2) Some production small projects. Please let me know if there is any licensing fee if I don't ...
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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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Landscape Dedicated Server 15.11: Virtual Machines registering as computers

After upgrading LDS from 15.01 to 15.11, my virtual-machine licensed KVM instances are showing up as registered computers instead of virtual machines. When I try to re-register the machine it also ...
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A Linux distro based on Ubuntu with closed source possible?

I am planning to create a custom distro based on Ubuntu which will be free but I want to keep it closed source and only accept donations so is it possible to do so legally? If yes are there any ...
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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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Publishing publishing chromium - desktop web-app to Ubuntu Software center?

does anyone knows whether chromium based applications are accepted by Ubuntu? I was reading the entire 'developer' section but couldn't get a glue yet. My mix is: PHP/NGINX/Node-JS for server side, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Embed Ubuntu font on any web page

Considering licences like: http://font.ubuntu.com/ufl/FAQ.html how can I use Ubuntu font family on any website without making user to install it? Any chance of using it with tools like: ...
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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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Can I legally use Ubuntu Server to create a commercial web application on Amazon EC2?

Based on Wikipedia Ubuntu is covered mainly under GNU GPL. In my company anything related to GPL means - can't be used, they are very afraid of legal traps related to GPL. That's why I have this ...
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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 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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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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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?