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Can I install fedora for a fee?

asked 2013-10-10 21:49:50 -0500

kusinagi gravatar image

Im not sure what the guide lines are on that. When giving it out to people the ask if i can install it.I want to know if i can do the install for a fee or teaching them wile they install it for a small fee for my time?

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Also i do want to buy Fedora Red Hat products but no avalible funds to do so

kusinagi gravatar imagekusinagi ( 2013-10-10 21:53:27 -0500 )edit

You can try CentOS. It is basically RHLE without the branding. Although, they are sometimes 1-2 weeks late with certain package updates.

hmaarrfk gravatar imagehmaarrfk ( 2013-10-14 00:08:44 -0500 )edit

I have tried CentOS but i do like fedora a lot more because better availability of repos andeasier to find the downloads i need

kusinagi gravatar imagekusinagi ( 2013-10-14 09:26:58 -0500 )edit

Unfortunately for your customers, Fedora requires you to update every 12 months. This can get quite annoying for them.

hmaarrfk gravatar imagehmaarrfk ( 2013-10-14 10:04:51 -0500 )edit

Yep very true but most are paying a arm and leg for the Computer shopsto fix it every 2 months with windows.... Plus Centos is not exactly gnu friendly gpl3 that i do not want to get in to legal troubles

kusinagi gravatar imagekusinagi ( 2013-10-14 13:40:00 -0500 )edit

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answered 2013-10-10 22:49:10 -0500

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updated 2013-10-10 22:50:24 -0500

It is perfectly legal to sell services as I understand it. The charge being paid is for your time and not as sale price for Fedora - which is Free (as in Freedom) and not free beer.

Also, see here for a detailed explanation of free software and if it answers your question -

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Thank you I will be looking to further Ideas

kusinagi gravatar imagekusinagi ( 2013-10-10 23:03:00 -0500 )edit

answered 2013-10-10 22:48:21 -0500

disclaimer: I am not a lawyer. Don't take any legal advice from anyone that isn't a lawyer.

As far as I know, there is no permissive software license that puts restrictions on anyone charging for time and services. You might run into issues if you are charging for the software itself - simply because of the diverse licenses in Fedora's repo. Your time, however, is your own.

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thank you for the help

kusinagi gravatar imagekusinagi ( 2013-10-10 23:01:50 -0500 )edit

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