about LFS license problem

Steve Crosby fost at hotmail.com
Mon Feb 21 15:42:05 PST 2005


Gerard Beekmans <gerard at linuxfromscratch.org> wrote in
news:200502210829.34801.gerard at linuxfromscratch.org: 

> On February 21, 2005 03:02 am, Bluesheet wrote:
>> 1/ If I using 100% LFS to be my linux system of my product, do I need
>> LFS license problem to sell my product?
> 
> If you use LFS to create your own product the least you should do is
> give this project credit for it.
> 
>> 3/ If I following the LFS book to build but didn't use the LFS
>> packages, that I download all the source from GNU and I make some
>> scripts by myself, do I need LFS license to sell my product?
> 
> The packages we use are almost all GNU packages. Most all packages are
> GPL licensed and not licensed by LFS itself. You will need to check
> every individual package's license to see what they require of you.
> 
>> 4/ If I using 100% LFS packages to build my linux system, but I erase
>> all the name of "LFS" and "linuxfromscratch.org" inside the code and
>> source, do I need LFS license to sell my product?
> 
> LFS' BSD license only applies to the book and the methodology we
> employ to build a system. If you use our book to build your system,
> you should mention this somewhere. It is the right and honorable thing
> to do, after all. 
> 
> The actual software is from their respective owners. You can't take
> Glibc and remove its GPL license for example, unless you modify it as
> your own version of Glibc. Again check the licenses to see how this
> work. Not every package is the same.
> 

Note there are some LFS specific packages (bootscripts is one that comes to 
mind) and also the LFS created patches. These may need consideration as to 
the license.

-- -
Steve Crosby



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