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Questions tagged [license]

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 Do I Accept the Microsoft EULA agreement for ttf-mscorefonts-installer? [duplicate]

Package configuration ┌─────────────────┤ Configuring ttf-mscorefonts-installer ├─────────────────┐ │ │ │ TrueType core ...
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Windows 10 as guest not activated inside virtualbox with Ubuntu 18.04 as host

I have a laptop with Windows 10 came pre-installed. I formatted my hd and disabled secure boot. Then installed Ubuntu 18.04 I then installed virtualbox with Windows 10 as guest. I went to setting and ...
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Is the Ubuntu Sans font free for commercial use? [duplicate]

For example, use as a font for a book, logo, etc.
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How might one sort software by licence in the Ubuntu 18.04 Software Center?

The Software Center for Ubuntu 18.04 is quite simple and easy-to-use, but it's rather limited in its ability to categorize applications by their respective properties. I understand that clicking on an ...
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Marketplace AMI from Community AMI

I need to build a marketplace AMI in ap-south-1 region. The underlying OS is Ubuntu 16.04. However, I can see that the Ubuntu Marketplace AMI for Xenial is not available in this region. Another option ...
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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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How to disable livepatch tokens remotely

I've enabled Cononical Livepatch services with my token on a virtual machine. The token allows me to enable livepatch on up to three machines. To disable the token on a working machine we can use the ...
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Releasing A Ubuntu Based Distribution [duplicate]

I have built a customized OS using Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS. I have changed the UI, desktop environment, display manager and have also included some applications which were developed by me. This OS looks ...
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Ubuntu Licensing Clarification

Question is specific to Desktop version 16.04 OS and in relation to Ubuntu or GPL license. As we know many of the packages packaged in the OS are released under GPL license and if modified, it need ...
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Will installing Ubuntu over pre-intalled windows remove the product key from the BIOS?

If it doesn't remove the product key can at any point of time I could get back to installing windows again if I wanted to?
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Registration of chrooted environment on Landscape not working with Virtual license

Despite having several remaining registrations on Landscape, it doesn't let me register chrooted environments: 'There are no licenses available for $accountname. $hostname was not accepted.' License ...
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Can I take a computer off of Ubuntu Livepatch?

Canonical offers livepatching for its kernel, where every home user can get three licenses. However, I'd like to know how I can de-register a machine from my license. If I get rid of a computer, I'd ...
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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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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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Can I sell my modified version of lubuntu [duplicate]

I've recently developed a piece of software that runs on top of lubuntu as a bootable maintenance tool. Can I legally sell my modified version of lubuntu and make a profit off of the operating system ...
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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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Ubuntu Redistribution

I'd like to create a VirtualBox image of Ubuntu, install some open-source software to it, and make that publicly available. The goal is to provide a ready-made image with some software already ...
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Usage of ubuntu font in german trademark Wort-/Bildmarke [duplicate]

Is it allowed to use the Ubuntu font as part of a trademark registration in germany? The registration would be a Wort-/Bildmarke, that means with graphical elements in relation to the text elements.
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Why Ubuntu can't play MP3 files by default

Why Ubuntu can't play MP3 files by default? I was going to ask a bit more detailed question but I won't. It's just ridiculous.
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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: nikhil@nikhil-ubuntu:/media/nikhil/8AFAB7E7FAB7CE27/...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 for?...
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Are Ubuntu and/or Unity FOSS? [duplicate]

As the title states, Are Ubuntu and/or Unity open source software?