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What is Puppy's distribution policy?
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Byeutter

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PostPosted: Tue 11 Dec 2012, 15:10    Post subject:  What is Puppy's distribution policy?  

Hello,
I am wondering what the distribution policies are that surround Puppy Linux.

I have been bouncing around the forums looking for them but cannot find anything related to this.

Any help pointing in the right direction is greately appreciated

Thanks,
Byeutter
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RetroTechGuy


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PostPosted: Wed 12 Dec 2012, 00:21    Post subject: Re: What is Puppy's distribution policy?  

Byeutter wrote:
Hello,
I am wondering what the distribution policies are that surround Puppy Linux.

I have been bouncing around the forums looking for them but cannot find anything related to this.

Any help pointing in the right direction is greately appreciated

Thanks,
Byeutter


http://puppylinux.org/main/Overview%20and%20Getting%20Started.htm

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Puppy Linux is based on GNU/Linux. It is completely free and open source software.

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PostPosted: Wed 12 Dec 2012, 07:04    Post subject: What is Puppy's distribution policy?  

The link on top of any page of this forum named Puppy HOME page might help, too Very Happy
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pemasu


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PostPosted: Thu 13 Dec 2012, 15:41    Post subject:  

Here is some information:
http://puppylinux.com/development/project-statement.htm

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Legal issues
Concerning the licencing of Puppy. Puppy is GPL, and has been for sometime. Awhile back, I went through all my scripts and made sure that they all had GPL notices in them. There are some closed-source but free apps in Puppy, such as Opera and the Flash-player, which is quite legitimate. The actual name "Puppy Linux" and my logos are copyrighted to me, which is also legitimate -- that is, does not contravene in any way the GPL licences of the applications in Puppy, or the overall "freeness" of the Puppy-project. If you come across anything on the web or Forum about licencing problems with Puppy, that concerns some of my scripts being copyrighted to me, but that is very old news, no longer valid.

If you do contribute anything to Puppy, artwork, themes, documentation, code, please understand that it will be classified as GPL. You can choose one of the GPL licences explicitly if you wish.
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