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SRO: Corel Linux: Out of the chute with a bang

“Open-source licensing: Who knew it could be so complicated?
Definitely not Corel Corp.”

“Some open-source and Linux advocates are outraged that Corel’s
beta Linux distribution agreement violates the GNU Public License
in several respects. Corel officially began beta testing its Corel
Linux product on Monday.”

The Corel beta agreement reads like most such agreements.
And that’s the problem.

“For example, it includes such standard clauses as “User may not
reproduce and distribute copies of the Products to any other
person.” And, most damning of all — from a hard-line free software
perspective: “All right, title and interest to all intellectual
property with respect to the Products shall remain with Corel and
its licensors.”

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