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copyrights on mxlinux ?

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copyrights on mxlinux ?

#1 Post by jurgen69 » Mon May 14, 2018 6:02 am

copyrights on mxlinux ?

there are none is open source

what if i make on distrowatch my own mxlinux distro's for example and my own repo on whatever or ectt.. (they are easy to pick them all up)
this distros are not making by the official mxlinux world they have making by me.. for example...
do you need the repos of mxlinux ahhhhh no you do not so everybody can take it over anytime if you want that..
not a big deal at all

example i have seen it all from phpnuke to whtever example phpnuke-dutch.org have more than i think 15 or 20 years back development its own thing ( that you have with open source every body can make a claim everyday can can make money of it two if they want it easy...

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Re: copyrights on mxlinux ?

#2 Post by asqwerth » Mon May 14, 2018 6:11 am

I believe there are some translation difficulties as you are not a native speaker/reader of English and I'm half-guessing at the full meaning of your post as well as your other posts in the Community Submissions sub-board.

It might be better in this instance for you to post this in Dutch, so that those more proficient in both Dutch and English can fully understand it and translate it for the rest of us.
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Re: copyrights on mxlinux ?

#3 Post by Richard » Mon May 14, 2018 6:21 am

Free Libre Open Source Software
https://whatis.techtarget.com/definitio ... ware-FLOSS

Free and open source software (FOSS), also known as free/libre open source software (FLOSS) and free/open source software (F/OSS), is software developed by informal collaborative networks of programmers. The source code is licensed free of charge, encouraging modifications and improvements.


The term free software refers to a lack of restrictions on individual users as well as zero cost; the term open source software refers to collaborative or networked development. FOSS, which embraces the benefits and adherents of both paradigms, is gaining widespread acceptance as traditional modes of software design are challenged.

The increasing popularity of FOSS has led to frustration in some circles for at least three reasons:

* Conventional software developers, distributors and sellers fear that FOSS will undercut their profits.
* Abuse of FOSS privileges may lead to questionable claims of copyright or trademark protection, thereby spawning litigation.
* The monetary value of FOSS is unclear, so governments have trouble figuring out how to tax it.
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Re: copyrights on mxlinux ?

#4 Post by Jerry3904 » Mon May 14, 2018 6:34 am

jurgen69 wrote:
Mon May 14, 2018 6:02 am
copyrights on mxlinux ?

there are none is open source

what if i make on distrowatch my own mxlinux distro's for example and my own repo on whatever or ectt.. (they are easy to pick them all up)
this distros are not making by the official mxlinux world they have making by me.. for example...
do you need the repos of mxlinux ahhhhh no you do not so everybody can take it over anytime if you want that..
not a big deal at all
There is a copyright and license on the name, however, and you are not free to use that. From our website > About us:
License

The name "MX Linux" is covered by LInux Foundation Sublicense No. 20140605-0483
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Re: copyrights on mxlinux ?

#5 Post by clicktician » Mon May 14, 2018 8:29 am

jurgen69 wrote:
Mon May 14, 2018 6:02 am
copyrights on mxlinux ?

there are none is open source
Jurgen, hi. There might be an English translation problem here, but this statement is not true.

Everything in MX and Debian is copyrighted by the creator either passively by national law (such as in the US and many other countries), or actively by legal assertion. Additionally, some things are trademarked. It's all, most definitely, someone's creative property and they own it.
For a sample of some of these copyrights, just go to /usr/share/doc/* and read some of the 1900 copyrights used in MX.

What lets you respin MX and redistribute apps is how these ownership rights are licensed. The licenses explain what the owner allows you to do with their property. Licenses vary widely and are often complicated -- way too complicated to explore here. Besides, I'm no expert.
It's not just about MX, itself. You must also be aware of the redistribution licenses for any software you have added to your MX respin. For example, I have installed several software programs, drivers, fonts, codecs, icon sets, artwork, etc... as an end user, that I am not licensed to redistribute even if they were provided at no charge. I can't take a snapshot of my MX notebook, and post it to Sourceforge because I would violate end user licenses with Oracle, VMware, Photomatix, Adobe, Avermedia, Microsoft, ITC, Nvidia, et. al.
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