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Using Ubuntu-installed pc for commercial purpose

My computer has Ubuntu Desktop installed and I want to do graphics designing and web development for clients. That means I will use my computer for commercial gain. Does this violate any Ubuntu ...
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How to sell software that is uploaded via snap

In the FAQ it says that one is able to sell commercial software in the Ubuntu Software Center. I have already uploaded my software via snap and I wonder where I may enter a price.
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Can I sell computers with Ubuntu pre-installed? [duplicate]

My first Laptop had Ubuntu pre-installed (that's how I got into Linux) and I want to give this "perk of choice" to customers by installing it in dual boot. Can I legally include Ubuntu on those PCs? ...
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Software Center and cross-platform licensing of a commercial app

I currently use my own scheme for licensing where the user is emailed a license file upon purchase. The license file would allow the user to run the app on both Windows and Linux. Without the license, ...
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Commercial Debian Packaging

I am in the process of submitting commercial software to the Ubuntu Software Center, the packaging I am using is of Debian format. I was hoping someone could show me how to create a debian package ...
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Does Ubuntu commercial support supports Kubuntu 15.04?

Does Ubuntu commercial support supports Kubuntu 15.04? The big difference between Ubuntu an Kubuntu of course KDE desktop, but what if I need support for hardware and interconnect problems (related ...
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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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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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Commercial Edition and Free Edition

We want to use Ubuntu 14.X Server edition in our Dell PowerEdge R470 Servers for one business critical application, I already downloaded the Operating system from official Ubuntu site. My doubt is do ...
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Can the base Ubuntu OS be used for free commercially?

I work in an enterprise environment--at a major university to be more specific--as desktop support. It's largely a Windows environment. I'm not looking to install Ubuntu for our end users--rather ...
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Adobe Dreamweaver License in Ubuntu [closed]

Does Adobe DreamweaverCS5 running in Ubuntu require a License activation or not?
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how to publish c++ qt project in ubuntu app store

I doing a c++ qt5 commercial app for publishing in ubuntu app store, I installed ubuntu sdk to develop and publish it. My surprise was there is no button for publish it in ubuntu sdk, so I'm ask how ...
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Is it possible to issue redeem codes for commercial apps in the Ubuntu Software Center?

Does the Ubuntu Software Center has some mechanism available to the developers to issue redeem codes (coupons) for commercial applications so that they can be downloaded (and kept updated) via USC for ...
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Regarding Ubuntu installation on end user machines

If someone is working in computer maintenance industry and working on customer call bases then can he install Ubuntu on end use machine? As most of the end users are using pirated Windows software, ...
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Is it legal to integrate the Ubuntu system in my software product?

I developed a software product which integrates the Ubuntu system. I want to sell this software someday. Is it legal to integrate the Ubuntu system in this software product? Do I need to pay? Or ...
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Ubuntu 12.04: why could it not read DVD? (Encryption) [duplicate]

How to play commercial DVDs on lenovo t-500 laptop? I have Ubuntu 12.04, all updates Could not read dvd despite having restricted extras I tried the following, but VLC does not play DVDs. sudo apt-...
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Are the source code of commercial version of open source software encrypted or hidden from being manipuated [closed]

Commercial version of open source softwares are the main source of revenue for canonical, red head team, oracle [for MYSQL], etc. So my question is do all these source codes hidden or encrypted from ...
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If a company is using ubuntu on its servers/dektops, does it have to pay?

a friend of my friend has started a small firm and given me the responsibility to erect all the IT infrastructure required? I'm basically a windows guy that too on the developer side. But recently I ...
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What is the payout date for commercial applications?

What date are commercial developers paid for their sales? I thought it was quarterly, but it's been about 4 months since my first sale and I haven't been paid. NOTE: I sent canonical an email, I'll ...
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Is legal/ethical to obtain upload rigths to the Ubuntu archives to fund a support company? [closed]

I live in Mexico city and in the time I've been involved with Ubuntu I've not seen any local company that offer professional support for Ubuntu. Is legal/ethical to try to obtain permissions to the ...
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Are there any for-pay (commercial) but open source applications in Ubuntu Software Center?

I've recently decided to try not to support any proprietary software, and see how far I can go with Free software. Despite this, I realize Free software costs money to make, and would be happy to pay ...
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Oil Rush Commercial PPA problem

I have bought Oil Rush from the Ubuntu Software Center but it won't install and it's not in the "Private PPA access" -list. The PPA just don't work. And I don't see Oil Rush in Synaptic.
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Reinstall commercial software (e.g. oil rush, steelstorm etc.)

After a reinstall of Ubuntu 12.04 ,it's impossible to install commercial games, e.g Oil Rush. It gives this error: Failed to fetch https://private-ppa.launchpad.net/commercial-ppa-uploaders/oilrush/...
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Is there any donors list?

I wonder if there is any list for companies that donate money to Ubuntu. These companies are not necessarily from IT and since they are using ubuntu in their daily bases intensively, they would like ...
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Have applications which appear in the featured banner in the Software Centre paid to be advertised there?

When looking at the Ubuntu Software Centre I was wondering whether the banner at the top (which contains featured applications) contains paid for advertising, or whether they are just recommendations ...
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Commercial redistribution of Ubuntu Server

How can I get a definitive answer on the use of a customized version of Ubuntu server for redistribution with commercial software component added? I understand that paying attention so that the use ...
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What happens with the source code when submitting an application

This is a follow up question for: How updates are handled for commercial applications? When I submit an application for inclusion in the Software Center, I have to upload a Debian source package. ...
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How updates are handled for commercial applications?

I'm planning on publishing a commercial (paid) application to Software Center and I've seen that during the process of submiting the app I have to upload a .deb package. I'd like to know if there is ...
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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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Can the Ubuntu logo be used for a commercial website?

Is there an Ubuntu logo that can be used on a commercial website to indicate that Ubuntu can be installed for customers?
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Installing Mercurial: start with Ubuntu Desktop or Server?

I need to set up a Mercurial server for experimentation. The setup will be in a virtual machine, and I figured this was a good time to check out Ubuntu (the other option was Windows). The Mercurial ...
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What are some commercial apps for Ubuntu?

Anything including games and obscure software