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Re: copyrights on mxlinux ?

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Post by GuiGuy » Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:10 am

asqwerth wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:53 am
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...stops commercial entities from taking advantage and abusing open source creations
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Shame it did not stop a certain "do no evil?" outfit from using the Linux kernel in their proprietary and highly restrictive mobile phone OS.

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Re: copyrights on mxlinux ?

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Post by Adrian » Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:14 am

GuiGuy wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:10 am
asqwerth wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:53 am
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...stops commercial entities from taking advantage and abusing open source creations
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Shame it did not stop a certain "do no evil?" outfit from using the Linux kernel in their proprietary and highly restrictive mobile phone OS.
Would you prefer Android use something else? I for one am happy they use Linux, that's the point of one source and GPL they contribute back with changes it doesn't matter where you use it. They do have Fuschia in the plans, I'm not excited about Linux losing a market of billion of devices...

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Re: copyrights on mxlinux ?

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Post by GuiGuy » Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:24 am

I take your point Adrian, but I really hate Google's ownership of my phone which I paid money for.
Wish I could find an alternative... :frown: .

Edit: Just to be clear, IMO Apple are even worse.
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Re: copyrights on mxlinux ?

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Post by Adrian » Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:26 am

GuiGuy wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:24 am
I take your point Adrian, but I really hate Google's ownership of my phone which I paid money for.
Wish I could find an alternative... :frown: .
It sounds like the choice is yours... if you are so picky about the companies that make your products you need to vote with your wallet.

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Re: copyrights on mxlinux ?

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Post by asqwerth » Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:38 am

GuiGuy wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:24 am
I take your point Adrian, but I really hate Google's ownership of my phone which I paid money for.
Wish I could find an alternative... :frown: .

Edit: Just to be clear, IMO Apple are even worse.
You can find custom images that use only the open source part of the Android kernel and OS, and avoid all the Google apps. It's the Google apps and Play store part that aren't open source.

https://fsfe.org/campaigns/android/liberate.en.html

https://beebom.com/best-custom-roms-android-phones/

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Re: copyrights on mxlinux ?

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Post by GuiGuy » Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:39 am

I am not competent to root a phone.
I regret starting this rant now, so hereby end it.

Edit:-
By "this rant" I mean the off-topic branch starting at #11 above.
I am not jurgen69, the OP of the topic.
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Re: copyrights on mxlinux ?

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Post by Jerry3904 » Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:10 am

Let me end it with the official statement that was incorporated into the new website for the first time:
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The name “MX Linux” is covered by Linux Foundation Sublicense No. 20140605-0483. It is available for fair use in artistic, promotional and informational contexts.

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Anyone distributing a respin that we do not host ourselves must specify that it is a respin in the names of a website, ISO or download location. For example: mx-respin. Furthermore, it must be specified clearly somewhere that products are based on MX Linux but are not connected with it in any official way.

The name “MX Linux” may not be used as part of a respin-project’s website title or in the project’s iso/media without making clear that the it is not an official part of MX Linux.

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As with the name, the logos and art work are also available for fair use, including artistic redesigns, except in a commercial context. They are subject to the same restrictions applicable to the trademark and the name.
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