[ILUG-BOM] Re: Open SUSE 10.2 Disks Required

Manoj Srivastava srivasta@[EMAIL-PROTECTED]
Sat Jan 20 11:57:29 IST 2007

On Fri, 19 Jan 2007 17:23:25 +0530, jtd
<jtd at mtnl.net.in> said:  

> On Friday 19 January 2007 15:41, Harsh Busa wrote:
>> can somebody compare eula from other linux based os vendors ?

> The licence says it all.  Contrast the above
> with this http://www.debian.org/social_contract#guidelines

        I would like to draw attention to one distinction: the social
 contract governs Debian, and not the end users; Debian does not have
 an end user license agreement.

        The debian installer, and the cd's created, have a regular GPL
 license, but I doubt that can be called an EULA in the sense  that
 SUSE/Red Hat impose on their end users.

        While I shan't get into the religious jihads of whose distro
 is bigger; I am compelled to note that Debian is a fundamentally
 different beastie when it comes to freedom issues (which may or may
 not be a good thing, depending on your perspective).

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