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Is it okay, if I upload a pre-configured ReactOS Virtual Machine to archive.org?

Posted: Wed Mar 06, 2019 2:43 am
by MugenFighter
I just wanted to verify that this is okay.

Re: Is it okay, if I upload a pre-configured ReactOS Virtual Machine to archive.org?

Posted: Wed Mar 06, 2019 4:28 am
by ROCKNROLLKID
I don't see why not.

Ultimately, it might be better for them to integrate Narabot into their GitHub respo so it can just be done automatically, but for now I say go for it.

If it helps, I am currently trying to get ReactOS on HelloTux. I am just waiting for responses and drafts from the developers.

Re: Is it okay, if I upload a pre-configured ReactOS Virtual Machine to archive.org?

Posted: Wed Mar 06, 2019 12:28 pm
by ThFabba
You are free to redistribute ReactOS under the terms of its license. Which, in short, just says that if you redistribute binaries based on non-official sources, you must also make those sources available. So yes, it's completely fine to publish VM images.

Re: Is it okay, if I upload a pre-configured ReactOS Virtual Machine to archive.org?

Posted: Wed Mar 06, 2019 1:21 pm
by MugenFighter
ThFabba wrote:
Wed Mar 06, 2019 12:28 pm
You are free to redistribute ReactOS under the terms of its license. Which, in short, just says that if you redistribute binaries based on non-official sources, you must also make those sources available. So yes, it's completely fine to publish VM images.
Thanks, I appreciate the information.

Re: Is it okay, if I upload a pre-configured ReactOS Virtual Machine to archive.org?

Posted: Wed Mar 06, 2019 8:37 pm
by justincase
To be just a tiny bit more accurate, the license requires that if you distribute binaries, you're required to offer the sources used to build those binaries to anyone that you distributed those binaries to.

To my knowledge, the reason that ThFabba seems to indicate that you only need to do that if your binaries are built from 'non-official sources' is that if you distribute a binary built from 'official ReactOS sources' then you can easily satisfy that requirement by, for example, mentioning where the ReactOS project is already hosting those sources in a simple readme file.

Re: Is it okay, if I upload a pre-configured ReactOS Virtual Machine to archive.org?

Posted: Fri Mar 08, 2019 12:56 am
by MugenFighter
justincase wrote:
Wed Mar 06, 2019 8:37 pm
To be just a tiny bit more accurate, the license requires that if you distribute binaries, you're required to offer the sources used to build those binaries to anyone that you distributed those binaries to.

To my knowledge, the reason that ThFabba seems to indicate that you only need to do that if your binaries are built from 'non-official sources' is that if you distribute a binary built from 'official ReactOS sources' then you can easily satisfy that requirement by, for example, mentioning where the ReactOS project is already hosting those sources in a simple readme file.
Awesome, I have a habit of misunderstanding these things, so I like to verify it (so I don't break any rules).