On Fri, 19 Dec 2003, Elektronix Support wrote:
> versions of FreeBSD on our hardware solutions, and sell to him. The > organization we will sell this to is the end-user. .. > I need to know if we can install FreeBSD and charge our customer for this, > or if there are restrictions we must be aware of. In eveyr copy of freebsd you will find a license file in de / or root directory. A copy is also at http://www.freebsd.org/copyright/freebsd-license.html http://www.freebsd.org/copyright/license.html http://www.freebsd.org/copyright/LEGAL and included below. For your case the key pat is clause 1 and 2: 1 Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer. 2 Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in the documentation and/or other materials provided with the distribution. As you can see you can essentially do what you want, and charge what you want, for the code. There are however some restrictions with respect to liability, trademark and use of the name. So yes - propably no problem - but you do not want to take my word for it - but discuss it with a Norwegian expert. Secondly note certain 'ports' (i.e. optional additional packages) may have different rules. Several companies provide vendor support/consulting on FreeBSD and may also be able to help. I know that in our company this is an often asked question (for the Netherlands that is - no idea of Norwegian rules ;_). Dw # $FreeBSD: src/COPYRIGHT,v 1.4 1999/09/05 21:33:47 obrien Exp $ # @(#)COPYRIGHT 8.2 (Berkeley) 3/21/94 All of the documentation and software included in the 4.4BSD and 4.4BSD-Lite Releases is copyrighted by The Regents of the University of California. Copyright 1979, 1980, 1983, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved. 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