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A distro can come with binary drivers and non GPL software (Foresight for example (flash working out of the box)) its just that many don't b/c they want to please those in their user base that are open source purist.
I'm referring to Linux itself (meaning the kernel proper); all the drivers/modules in the kernel must be open source. The distro can come with as many binaries and proprietary software as the authors want it to.
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No sadly, you are allowed to resell anything that is open source without the author's consent.

BTW worst news ever for the Geek Squad lol, they're going to get rid of the "Let a Geeksquad Agent install it for you" sticker really fast.
    
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Well, I just talked to my friend Eric at the local Best Buy, and he said that it is not against the license because they package it differently and it comes with user manuals and other junk.

But not $20 worth of other junk...
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Well, I just talked to my friend Eric at the local Best Buy, and he said that it is not against the license because they package it differently and it comes with user manuals and other junk.

But not $20 worth of other junk...
Would be if you were on dial up or lived somewhere crazy with less then dial up.
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Do some of you truly believe that Best Buy, one of the largest GLOBAL electronics retailers,."
errrr sorry to burst your bubble,but they are a U.S. only company
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post #86 of 99
technically, it is the best BUY, since it is the only place you have to BUY it from.
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Guys, stop being so pissy, who cares if they are charging for free software?


Think of how much publicity and attention this will bring to Linux.
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post #88 of 99

just some other info for you guys.
this product while being sold by best buy was not put together by best buy. So I don't see why you guys are ragging on bestbuy so much.

oh wait that's right common trend here to just blindly attack at something just because of a general dislike at that company be it they have any real part or not.

just a hint who is the publisher of this? also just for a good laugh see who owns this company.

the other question is do you think they just gave this to best buy?


and then what about this

*GASP* amazon sells it also. how come they are not evil for selling a free product. oh wait that's right we don't crucify them because amazon is a decent company so them selling free linux is just fine and peachy BUT since that there best buy selling oh hell no we need to burn them at the stake for trying to take advantage of us here. though from the way people are talking here you would get the idea that amazon is doing nothing more then selling the best buy version of linux. if you don't understand that one look back a little bit.

does this sound about right for how many people here act? I'm sorry if I'm wrong go ahead and correct me here but it's what I have noticed. it doesn't matter what the product is or whats going on but rather who it is doing it.
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post #89 of 99
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Technically no.... Best Buy can tweak any TINY thing in the software and sell it as their own distribution. But then again, I'm not sure, since they ARE selling it under the Ubuntu name

But this just makes me angry. Best Buy is already such a greedy store.... i mean, everything in there is way overpriced (Novint Falcon Force joystick is like 199.99 when it's 155.99 at Amazon, just to name a recent example that I was looking for), but now they're trying to market FREE SOFTWARE?

Unbelievable.
actually no they can't. According to GNU and GPNU laws, even if you tweak the tiniest thing, when you tweak that tiny thing it is considered open source software.
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Well, I just talked to my friend Eric at the local Best Buy, and he said that it is not against the license because they package it differently and it comes with user manuals and other junk.

But not $20 worth of other junk...
the manuals and packaging is what completely makes this lagimate, your paying for the cost of printing and packaging not the software.
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