Fernhill Linux Project - Legal
Linux is freely available to everybody in the world and is licenced under the GPL.
The GPL, or General Public Licence is very different to proprietary
licences, such as those Microsoft sell you allowing you to use their
software on only one machine, with no right to modify, copy or
redistribute that software.
Linus Torvalds created the Linux kernal in 1991 and is quoted as saying
“Releasing the Linux kernel under the GPL is one of the best decisions
he ever made”.
Software released under the GPL simply put, gives you the right to use,
modify and redistribute that software provided you give that right to
others. This is a scary idea for some, but in reality GPL software is
owned by you, me and everybody. We can modify it, make it better and
redistribute it or just be happy to use it for free.
GPL software is provided as is, there is no warranty implied or
otherwise. Loss or damage from using it in anyway is entirely at your
Fernhill Linux Project, website, services, support, software and hardware are provided on a similar basis to the GPL.
There is not cost to you and there is no warranty implied or otherwise.
Loss or damage from using our website, services, support, software or
hardware in anyway is entirely at your own risk. You are free to modify
and redistribute any software provided that you comply with its
original license (GPL in most cases). You are also free to pass on
donated computers (in most cases) provided that you do not receive
payment for doing so.
All information, advice and instructions are provided based on our
knowledge and understanding. Like everyone else in the world we
sometimes make mistakes and you should double check with other sources
if you are not sure.
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