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

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Can I be sure about the legality of the applications in Ubuntu Software Center? [closed]

Is it legal to download Youtube videos via KTube?
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legality of selling DVD with Ubuntu OS online [duplicate]

I am a technical person, so I am thinking of doing business based on tech. Is it legal to sell Ubuntu OS DVD online? I don't know legality stuff of selling Ubuntu OS online.
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Check that Contributors CLA is signed through REST API?

I found that all people who signed Ubuntu Contributor Agreement are listed at the https://launchpad.net/~contributor-agreement-canonical/+members (for June 2019 there are only 833 people who ...
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While launching Apache NetBeans terminal shows: Failed to load module “canberra-gtk-module”

I just want to know what do that means? Also, the terminal displays something is illegal, and I don't want do something against TOS, EULA or so. Error message: Gtk-Message: 23:29:35.404: Failed to ...
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GPL attribution for programs that come with Ubuntu

I'm sorry if this has already been asked or made clear in documentation, but I couldn't find an answer to this. I am using an Ubuntu server to run a program and my program has a licensing page where ...
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Hello, It is legal to charge for installing Ubuntu to another person?

It is legal to charge for installing Ubuntu to another person?
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Is Ubuntu DOD and VA IT compliant?

USA client afraid to use Ubuntu asking "Is Ubuntu DOD and VA IT compliant?" I found that VA IT compliant but is it DOD compliant?
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What are the third parties that receive my online search results?

In Settings/Details/Legal Notice, there is an explanation of how search results are (or are not) shared with specific third parties. There is a link to a page that lists those third parties: https://...
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Can I Modify Ubuntu 16.04.03 and sell it for Profit? [duplicate]

I am a software developer. I have been using Ubuntu 16.04.03 from several weeks, I had well modified it, thanks to the open source who had allowed me to do so.IT is modified to a level which can beat ...
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Can I legally create proprietary software to be distributed for profit using Ubuntu? [closed]

I have looked around the web and found that Ubuntu has several types of licenses for each package installed on the OS, yet I cannot find a definitive answer to my question... If I were to develop ...
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Using Ubuntu in a business context [duplicate]

Do I need any special license to use Ubuntu in business? I know it's free for home users, but I couldn't find a definitive answer on whether I can use it for business without any special license.
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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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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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Can I show Ubuntu OS in a laptop in a short movie or do I need any kind of rights?

I'm making a short movie and I've this doubt... Can I show one man using Ubuntu without asking any kind of permissions? I don't know if it's legal to use Ubuntu UI or if there is any kind of rights ...
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Where do I ask legal questions regarding Ubuntu?

Is there a department or person I can ask legal questions concerning promoting, distribution, packaging, on going LTS, advertising legality questions concerning Ubuntu, Linux, partners?
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License concerns of using Ubuntu's color scheme and fonts in an open-source app

I am developer who is creating a new free and open-source web application. Does anyone know if it's OK to use Ubuntu's color scheme and fonts for this?
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Usage of Ubuntu in Iran

Does anyone know about the legal usage of Ubuntu in US-embargoed countries like Iran? I have tried looking in the Ubuntu site but was not able to find such information. Thanks.
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Is it legal to sell a tutorial video that tells viewers to use UBUNTU and provides tutorials on installing and using UBUNTU?

I'm wondering if i can make a UDEMY course that includes the use of ubuntu and teaches how to install ubuntu.
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Ubuntu 16.04 server as file server for small business using samba? is it legal

We are implementing a new business and looking forward for a free file sharing server and thought giving samba server through Ubuntu for files and folder restriction/access permissions. should be able ...
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guarantee lenovo & ubuntu 14.07 [closed]

My lenovo yoga 300 fail : the sound is died, and i lose wi-fi regulary. This is technicals issues where ubuntu is not implicated i guess; But now, when i call lenovo; they say me : "We don't take ...
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Is it legal to distribute customized Ubuntu with non-canonical apps and os x like gui? [closed]

Is it legal to distribute customized Ubuntu with preinstalled apps Google Chrome,wine, Skype, Deluge,WPS Office, playonlinux,steam and noobslab.com macbuntu theme?
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Can I host customized Ubuntu ISO on my website?

So I am making a guide on creating custom Ubuntu ISO and I was wondering if I can host a custom image on my website? I am actually looking to maybe host an image that has /casper/* removed and a ...
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Can one modify ubuntu and publish it as their own linux distro? [duplicate]

Ubuntu is coming under open source licence. Whether if one wish to make some change in kernel or any other change (let it be the gui appearence) and publish it as their own linux distro is legal?
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Can I use “powered by Ubuntu” stickers legally? [closed]

I recently installed Ubuntu (the 14.04, not any edubuntu or any other ubuntu flavour) in my college lab desktops. I was willing to put a "powered by Ubuntu" sticker on all of them. I want to know ...
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Sharing images of ubuntu logo

This question does not directly pertain to the ubuntu operating system yet the promotion of it.I am a software developer and huge fan of ubuntu, linux, and open source software. I am also a fan of ...
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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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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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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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Why should edx ask for permission to use word UBUNTU?

edx is an online course provider and recently it provided a course about Linux. One thing that was confusing is that it mentioned that they got permission from Canonical Ltd to use the word UBUNTU. ...
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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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want to use ubuntu desktop os on a server providing ubuntu use just by login?

To Ubuntu Team I would like to provide Ubuntu desktop OS directly in the browser, if this is not possible I will find an alternate way of doing it. As students in India are using less Ubuntu I want ...
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Legal Question about Ubuntu

So for many years I have been suggesting friends and family to switch to Ubuntu as it is my choice of OS, my question is this, Can i offer setting up Ubuntu for small businesses as a paid job. Now ...
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Can I install Ubuntu on computers and sell them? [duplicate]

I want to sell second hand computers, I buy them cheap, upgrade them with parts from broken computers I get free and then sell them for a profit (not much, about 20-30 € profit). Now, I used to ...
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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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Is it legal to install ubuntu in an iMac machine

I am habituated to use ubuntu system. I have an Imac and I want to install her ubuntu. is it legal to do it? Thanks in advance.
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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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find & purchase restricted and multiverse for server?

I stumbled upon this solution and enabled it on, a now shuttered, Ubuntu server. I didn't know that multiverse package are not completely free. As in the question to the first answer: How can a ...
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What is the process for reporting an app with a stolen icon? [closed]

Today I found an application in the Ubuntu Software Center called EasyAdmin. This application uses the iOS settings icon. How do I report this?
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Creating a Legal Notice upon login in xubuntu 12.10

How to Create a Legal Notice upon login in Xubuntu 12.10?
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Is it legal to use fonts downloaded by Winetricks? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it legal to install msttcorefonts package? Is Wine legal? If I run winetricks then select the default Wine prefix then select install a font, I find some fonts. Is it ...
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Is there any legal things I need to discuss with Canonical before publishing an Ubuntu-based distribution?

I would like to know if there is some legal stuff I should fix with Canonical in order to make my distro publicly available as it is based in Ubuntu. Thanks.
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How do I legally make an open-source version of a closed-source game? [closed]

Is it legal to make an open-source version of a closed-source game (and expansion pack) to distribute to other users? I want to do that for an old game called Age of Empires 2.
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Are Video and Audio Codecs Legal in Ubuntu in the United States?

In the United States I would like to know if it is legal to use propriety video and audio codecs in Ubuntu. Specifically I would like to know if I can play mp3 files on Ubuntu, and if I can install ...
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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.
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How do I give proper attribution when distributing my modified Ambiance theme?

I made a modified version of 12.04's Ambiance that uses a dark sidebar for Nautilus, and I would like to redistribute it via e.g. gnome-look.org. From the Launchpad page for the light-themes package, ...
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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 charging ...
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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 custom/...
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Is it legal to install msttcorefonts package? Is Wine legal?

I'd like to know whether it is legal to install the msttcorefonts package and also whether installing Windows software using Wine is also legal? I currently live in Brazil and I don't know what ...
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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?