Free Software Distribution Legal Rights

By Rab2140
Mar 17, 2008
  1. Hello all, I am starting a website and in my website i would like to have a download section and in this download section i would to include graphics card drivers and free opensource software like AVG Free edtion and programs like GIMP also.

    My question is am i allowed to host such content on my website without any legal problems ? or does it infringe on laws ? if so i would go a head with it. Im a newb at web dev i just dont want to get into trouble.

    Ant help is greatly appreciated. :)
  2. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Posts: 5,333   +101

    This isn't an answer to your question and I'm sorry for that, but, it's news to me that AVG is open source. Where can you download the code?
  3. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,169   +987

    yes you have legal issues distributing content -- just like p2p issues.

    1- anything you create you can do as you please
    (and should annotate each object owned by you but freely distributable by others)
    2- anything you did not create, you must a) get permission from the owner, or
    b) the object must be attributed to OpenSource, public domain, or freely distributable by its owner
  4. Rab2140

    Rab2140 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 89

    Ah i see thanks for the help :D time to go ask some people
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