Canonical Explains Why Linux Mint and All Other Distros Must Sign a License Agreement

“I personally talked to the legal dept. at Canonical (for other reasons, they’re telling us we need a license to use their binary packages) and it is clear they are confused about LMDE and Mint. They don’t know what repositories we’re using and they don’t know what we’re doing,” said Clement Lefebvre.

A few months later, Ubuntu Community Council has decided to issue a statement that clarifies this issue, explaining why developers need to sign a license agreement.