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Date:      Wed, 7 Feb 1996 11:47:10 +1030 (CST)
From:      Michael Smith <msmith@atrad.adelaide.edu.au>
To:        ptroot@uswest.com (Paul T. Root)
Cc:        ian_stewart@nyro.com, questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Can FreeBSD be used in a commercial way?
Message-ID:  <199602070117.LAA06092@genesis.atrad.adelaide.edu.au>
In-Reply-To: <9602062137.AA02506@kermit.acs.uswest.com> from "Paul T. Root" at Feb 6, 96 03:37:33 pm

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Paul T. Root stands accused of saying:
> In a previous message, Ian H. Stewart said:
...
> > What is needed to use or license the
> > 2.1 release so that we may sell it
> > commercially with value.
>
> It is a complete OS. You you can't sell it. You

True. False (depending on interpretation).
It'd be perfectly legitimate to take the FreeBSD distribution as-is, and
resell it at $1000 a copy, providing you kept your advertising and 
attribution legit.  You could even remove every trace of the word
'FreeBSD' and every reference to being able to get it from somewhere
else (aside from the GPL'd parts) and AFAIK still be perfectly legit.

> Paul T. Root - USWEST !NTERPRISE Networking Service	ptroot@uswest.com

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