[Mageia-discuss] commercial support

herman herman at aeronetworks.ca
Fri Sep 24 08:54:21 CEST 2010

On Thu, 2010-09-23 at 23:45 -0700, Maarten Vanraes wrote:

> Instead of commercialising Mageia, i would propose that a page be provided by 
> people who are willing to provide support on Mageia to companies. (more or 
> less like debian)
> I am not saying a separately branded enterprise version is off the table, i'm 
> merely stating that at the start of this project, it may instill some 
> confidence in our project if companies could see that some kind of support will 
> be available.
Yes, I would also prefer this model.  There is a legal issue with it
though.  In order for a consultant to provide support to a third party,
the distribution artwork and other utilities must be free for use and
distribution to third parties.  So the use of the GPL3 is not allowed
and trademarked artwork must be explicitly given away.

In short, Mageia would need a license similar to the Scientific Linux
distribution: https://www.scientificlinux.org/documentation/faq/legal

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